Whole School Read

2018 Whole School Read – Courage for Beginners

The Daniel Boone Middle School is implementing a school-wide literacy initiative during the month of May called a Whole School Read. The purpose of a Whole School Read is to emphasize the importance of literacy and to increase student achievement by building a community of readers. Through a grant from The Blazer Foundation, as well as donations from the Yearbook and Boone Tribune middle school clubs, we have been able to purchase books for the entire faculty, staff, and students! The book we have chosen to read this year is Courage for Beginners, by Karen Harrington, which is a delightful book about a 7th grade girl who must deal with the pain of being ostracized from her best friend at school, while also dealing with complex home issues. Other topics that are addressed in this book deal with the issues of bullying, which connects in another way to our school as we are incorporating the OLWEUS anti-bullying program this year as well.  After reading the book, which will take about three weeks, students will participate in an end-of-year celebration during the last two half days of school, which will include a school-wide assembly, games and food, and other activities that will help bring the students together to celebrate their diversity as well as the lessons they have learned from the combined programs.

We have provided the reading schedule as well as a faculty created audio book for students to access from home in case students are absent on the day we are reading.

Please remind your child to take good care of their book, as we will be collecting them at the end of the month to use for future years. Thank you, and happy reading!

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