• 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 Bank

1. What does the narrator (Marty) do that finally gets Shiloh to come to him? (p. 5)
A: whistle

– What do the Prestons eat for dinner the first night?  (fried rabbit; sweet potatoes; beans; bread; cold tea)
– Where exactly does Marty Preston live?  (in the hills above Friendly, W. Va.)
– Before he sees Shiloh, what other animals (besides dogs, cats, frogs, cows, and horses) does Marty see in the forest?  (groundhog; doe w/ two fawns; gray fox w/ reddish head)
– What’s on TV on Sundays in W. Virginia?  (church and baseball)

– Also: dinner; other animals seen in the forest; where they live; what’s on TV


2. As a class, what are the four reasons Marty doesn’t like Judd Travers?  (pp. 11-14)
A: leaves ticks on Shiloh; cheated storekeeper of ten dollars; stood up in front of Marty at the circus; shoots deer out of season

– Marty thinks Judd Travers kicks his digs because Shiloh is very shy.  What else does Marty find out about Shiloh that makes him think Judd Travers does not properly care for his dogs?

– Also: the ticks


3. Name one of the names Judd Travers uses to call his dogs. (p. 26)
A: Git; Scram; Out; and Dammit.

– When Marty’s father wants fruit for his Wheat Chex, where does he look first?  (his peach tree)

– Also: Marty’s father’s peach tree


4. Where does Marty find Shiloh the second time he sees him?  (p. 31)
A: under the sycamore tree by their house

– What does Marty eat when he joins his Dad in the Jeep to deliver the mail?  (peanut butter and soda cracker sandwiches)
– What does Marty find/use to provide Shiloh w/ shelter and water?  (some unused fence pilings and rotten planks, and an old pie tin)

– Also: what they eat; how he builds the pen


5. Who says, "How can I be lonely w/ the whole outdoors to play in?" (pp. 39-40)
A: Marty Preston

– When he decides to keep Shiloh, what are the three challenges facing Marty?  (How to shelter him; how to keep him quiet; how to feed him.}
– What are the names of Marty’s sisters?  (Becky and Data Lynn)

– Also: Marty’s 3 problems;
– Also: the names of Marty’s sisters
– Also: where does Marty’s sick grandmother live?  (Clarksburg)

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