• 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

Answer Key to Daily Trivia Questions

Week Two

6. On February 15th Jack writes a poem describing his street as quiet. What is one of the words he uses to describe the quiet?
A: whisp, meow, swish

7. What was the name of Jack’s dog?
A: Sky

8a. When Jack finally writes the poet, Walter Dean Myers, he makes up a bunch of excuses for why Mr. Myers might not be able to come to his school. Name one of them.
- (Or: Prize for the class which can list them all. [There are 11 of them.]
A: Busy writing big words. Phone. Fax. Bills. Might get sick. Family might get sick. Electricity off. Car to be fixed. Grocery store. Laundry. Messes to clean up.

8b. April 24th: Eight more reasons why Mr. Myers might not be able to answer Jack’s letter…
A: He’s away. On vacation. He’s sick. Hiding in his room writing poems. Babysitting. Dentist. Car to be fixed. Someone died.

9. What does Jack hope might cheer people up after they read the poem, “My Sky”?
A: Miss Stretchberry’s brownies.

10. What is the last line of the poem, “Love That Dog”?
A: “Hey there, Sky!”

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