• 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

Trivia Quiz

Sample Trivia Quiz for Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog (2001)

 

1. Who wrote the poem, “the Red Wheelbarrow”?

 

2. Who wrote the line:

“So much depends
upon
a blue car
splattered with mud
speeding down the road.”

 

3. Who wrote the poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”?

 

4. What does ‘anonymous’ mean?

 

5. When Jack writes his first poem about his dog, Sky, he writes about his wagging tail and slobbering mouth. What does he imagine Sky is saying with his wagging tail and slobbering mouth?

 

6. Complete this line:

“Sometimes
when you are trying
not to think about something
it keeps popping back
into your head
and you can’t help it
you think about it
and
think about it
and
think about it
until your brain
feels like….”

- Feels like what…?

 

7. “Chasing, chasing, chasing; wag-wag-wagging; slob-slob-slobbering; and thud thud thud” – are all lines from what poem?

 

8. What single adjective does Jack always use to describe his school?

 

9a. When Jack sees the bulletin board covered with poems on different coloured pieces of paper, he thinks (or describes) it as…what?
9b. When he sees the bookshelf stuffed with books by Walter Dean Myers he thinks (or describes it) as…what?

 

10. Who does Jack describe as “smile-smile-smiling, all over the place”?

 

11. Jack writes that he “loves that dog like…?” Like what?

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