One School One Book at McKinley

Students to Read Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail for One School, One Book
Posted on 02/16/2023
Students at McKinley Elementary School will once again be participating in a One School, One Book event this year. Activities taking place throughout February and March, and will include a fun Family Night on March 1.

Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education, and One School, One Book is designed to engage and involve parents in the essential task of fostering the love of reading in children!

How does the program work?
One School, One Book is designed to create a shared reading experience within a single elementary school community. For the program, a chapter book is chosen, every student receives a free copy of the book, and every family reads that book at home over the course of a single month. Activities at school coordinate, promote and enrich the shared reading experience for students and their family.

What will students be reading?
Students found out the will be reading Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail when book title was revealed on Monday, February 13 during a special assembly.

How do families participate together? 

In addition to reading the book at home, there is a web page for the program with plenty of additional activities and options for families to engage their children. The website includes videos of guest readers for each chapter, as well as announcements, trivia questions, and to celebrate the daily winners.

The program also includes a fun Family Night event, themed "A Night on the Oregon Trail", on Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Why plan a read-along event? 
The benefits of reading aloud are remarkable. Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, to build bigger vocabularies, to understand concepts better, to feel positive about both books and learning – and much more. 

When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book augments these benefits. Reading a book together brings the added joy of building and expanding a sense of community among students, parents, teachers, and staff – and beyond. 

The One School, One Book program is funded by a grant from the Xenia Community Schools Foundation, submitted by Denise Garrett and Amberly Winegar.