“When you read a children’s novel – or more than one novel – across an entire district, you spark a community-wide conversation. That conversation takes place on playgrounds and parking lots, in grocery stores and churches, across your district. A conversation that is rich, involving hundreds and thousands of students and families, inspires a rich appreciation of literature and lifelong readers. It establishes a culture of family literacy.” ~Read to Them
And the WINNING BOOK IS...
ODOB Book Intro Video 1: Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
ODOB Book Intro Video 2: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
Lewiston-Porter One District, One Book Committee MISSION STATEMENT:
Our goal is to create an engaging and immersive shared reading experience which takes place within our families homes and community. Our initiative is supported in the classroom and our elementary buildings PK-6 and encourages partnership with our three local libraries and local businesses. Simply, we create excitement, momentum, and a buzz around a piece of literature while supporting family literacy!
WHAT IS ONE DISTRICT, ONE BOOK?
One District, One Book is a program designed to create a shared reading experience across our school community.
- We will vote on a popular children's novel.
- Each student receives a copy of the chosen book to keep.
- Then, every family reads that book together at home while enjoying the provided packet of conversation starters, activities, and reading schedule.
- The shared reading experience will be supported by enriching activities at school.
- Students and families can follow the ODOB opportunities on Seesaw (PEC & IEC) or Google Classroom (6th Gr.).
Every family in our PreK- 6th Grade Community reads the same book at the same time!
Go to www.readtothem.org for more information about the One District One Book initiative.