Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. But it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at Becker Intermediate. Everyone – students, teachers, even administrative staff – will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.
You child received a copy of The Lemonade War at the kickoff on Thursday or in their classroom on Friday. There is a reading schedule on the bookmark they received and also on the other side of this letter so you can keep up at home. Please read a chapter a night – it will take about 15 minutes.
In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive, aggressive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so your child can be included. We will be talking about The Lemonade War for the whole month of October!
One School, One Book is a novel program in that children at all grade levels will all be listening to the same book, and it makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. And we also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.
Good luck! We hope everyone will be talking about Jessie and Evan and their lemonade stand competition – and maybe even a little about math and economics! “When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.” With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at Becker Intermediate School.
The Becker Intermediate School Staff
Chapters should be read by the date listed. Over the weekend and during MEA families are asked to read one chapter.