You can download and read Read to Them‘s Spring Newsletter here. The newest Newsletter features news about our presentations at the IRA Convention in San Antonio; updates from our member schools in Montpelier, Virginia; and demonstrations of how member schools actively actively create a Community of Readers! If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact RTT Newsletter editor, Jan Bates, here.
3 New Recommended Titles Added for One School, One Book
We are continually adding new titles to our list of Recommended Book List for One School, One Book. When you become a member school you gain access to the packet of materials – including trivia questions, a reading schedule, and assembly scripts – for each featured title.
The newest titles are James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl; Masterpiece, by Elise Broach; and Trouble According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney.
Click here to see the full list of recommended books.
OSOB Opening Assembly Featured in Richmond Times Dispatch
South Anna Elementary School in Montpelier, Virginia and Read to Them’s One School, One Book program were recently featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch. The school is beginning to read Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse and the Motorcycle and the enthusiasm is evident. Check out the article and video at the RTD website.
RTT Winter Newsletter
You can download and read Read to Them’s Winter Newsletter here. The newest Newsletter features news about our upcoming presentations at the IRA Convention in San Antonio; our partnership with Penguin Books; and news about One School, One Book in a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa! If you want to offer your own submission to the RTT Newsletter, you can contact RTT Newsletter, Jan Bates, here..
Another new post on The Counterpane
Try reading a high quality book with your middle school child. Try Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One. Bruce Coffey explains here.
“Sharing a book with your middle school child is a way to share a cultural experience – something that will entertain and stimulate both of you. It does not specifically partake of your world or theirs. Good literature operates in a nether world – in between – where it is safe for both of you to be surprised, engaged, enthralled, curious, provoked, unsure. That is what literature is for – and we all know it can be harder to find or locate that space – or even that time – w/ your adolescent child.”
Learn more about OSOB
Here are two introductory videos to explain One School, One Book. Check 'em out - then use them to explain OSOB to the rest of your community - teachers, parents, sponsors.