• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

Script Glossary

As with most assembly ideas, the premise of the Frindle script is to give students a taste of the book that remains mysterious, in order to build interest and curiosity in what makes this book tick.  This assembly script presents an ordinary classroom scene in which both teachers and students utilize a whole suite of frindle-like vocabulary – as if it were nothing, totally normal.  It is as if Nick Allen’s frindle victory had metastasized and overtaken the school.  The scene demands that its participants deliver all the funny Frindle lingo deadpan – as if it were normal and they did it every day.  If they can pull this off, the scene will play well for laughs.


class: cheezils

homework: klondorf

Mrs.: Glimber

book:chinkl

paper: rapple

pencil: ticadoga

yellow: andle

green: broon

bathroom: auf-horst

gum: blorf
school: dankle-korf

friends: glinters

fence: porf

cat: ranty
yo-yo: ko-flin
string: dindle
apple: froonkle
marbles: klinders
nail: dordle

fire drill: hoot-kiln

desks: rempers

line: floink

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