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Lemonade Economics 101: How OSOB’s Reach is Extending Beyond Literacy
Read about how one school is using OSOB and The Lemonade War to teach students about the mechanics of business.
Laura Arndt, Sauk Rapids Educator, Awarded $2000 ING Unsung Heroes Grant For Innovative Teaching Program
An article on One District, One Book emergence in Sauk Rapids.
Read to Them featured in The California Reader
Read to Them was recently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of The California Reader. In the article, the author discusses the One School, One Book program at Gurney Elementary and also gives some insight into the foundation of the programs.
“Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe to be Read by Four Schools and Families”
Norfolk Daily News, March 3, 2012
“One School, One Book” has grown again. It’s now expanded to “Four Schools, One Book.” You can read the full article online here.
“Auburn Elementary Uses Reading Program to
by Travis Williams, The Roanoke Times, February 4, 2012
Whether it’s a movie, a vacation spot, or just the latest flavor of Doritos, having common interests can help people build relationships. Providing such an experience is exactly what Auburn Elementary School’s “One School, One Book” reading program is intended to do. You can read the full article online here.
“Reading Brings Schools Together”
by Harold Ruetter, The Independent.com, Novermber 28, 2011
Hampton E.S. in Hampton, Nebraska reads Because of Winn-Dixie. An effort spearheded by Superintendent Holly Herzberg. Aimed at serving their Title I students and families – they secured a grant from the Hampton Booster Club to secure their membership. You can read the full article online here.
Sound the ‘Trumpet’: Everyone’s Reading”
by Barbara Boucicat,
Suburban News, March 10, 2011
Hubbard Elementary School in Ramsey, N.J. reads The Trumpet of the Swan and tries OSOB for the first time. A high school trumpeter plays Reveille and Mess Call and Taps. Librarian Kathy Pandise says, “When one school reads a book, there is a buzz about the book, they talk about it on the lunch line, in gym class. It’s a great way for children to expand their vocabulary and develop a love for reading.” You can read the full article online
“Boost Involvement One Book at a Time”
Principal Magazine, November/Decemeber 2010
An article about Lisa St. John’s successful implementation of One District, One Book in Bentonville, Arkansas. Nine elementary schools in the same city all reading E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan at the same time. You can read a version of the article here.
“One School, One Book”
Reading Today, International Reading Association
December 2009/January 2010
“What are we going to do when we get home?” asked teachers at Jane H. Bryan Elementary School in Hampton, Virginia. “Read!” screamed more than 300 students in response. Read article
“One School, One Book” by Gary Harker
Lethbridge Living Magazine, Lethbridge Living Online
Some might say it was an epiphany.
In the fall of 2007 Teacher Michelle Dimnik, while skimming through Reading Today, an American bi-monthly newspaper for literacy professionals, chanced upon an article with a four-word headline: “One School, One Book.” She read the story and had a sudden realization. She took the newspaper and a proposal to her Principal, Bill Bartlett of Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School. He signed on, and the school has not been the same since. Read article
Chimborazo Elementary School Receives First Donor’s Grant in Richmond
Chimborazo Elementary School, in Richmond, Virginia, received a grant of $1800 from the Martin Agency (headquartered in Richmond) to purchase 600 copies of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan. Read article
Students at Chimborazo E.S. prepare to hear about The Trumpet of the Swan.