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One Community, One Book

posted Jun 22, 2011, 5:36 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow Elementary School Community,

Blueberry Hill, Center, and Wolf Swamp Road Schools are excited to be participating in “One Community, One Book”.  “One Community, One Book” means that every member of the Longmeadow Elementary School community will read the same book this summer. The activity is a great way to promote reading and to foster a sense of community through literature.  It’s a win -win for all, and we hope you enjoyed the “buzz” surrounding the announcement of the book!

Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan is a fun and exciting book for a family read aloud.   The Walkers are moving to a new town, and staying with an aunt who's allergic to dogs. Too bad for Andi and her brother Bruce, who love dogs -- and happen to meet a stray that needs help. Soon Andi hatches a plan, turning the abandoned house down the block into a hotel for dogs. But as more and more tenants move in, the secret gets too big to keep. Can the kids save their canine castle? Or will the hotel have to close?  Perhaps as you and your family read together, you will be wondering what they will decide to do. 

One gentle cautionary bit of information…the book was made into a movie BUT the movie is quite different. 

We ask that students complete three activities.  You will need to bring the finished activities to class during the first week of school in September.

·         As you read Hotel for Dogs you will come across some “delicious” words.  The words may be new or familiar.  On the enclosed “bones” vocabulary cards, keep track of these words.  It can also be used as a bookmark or sometimes referred to as a “thinkmark”.

·         Keep a list of the different conflicts in the book.  A conflict worksheet is enclosed.

·         Draw a picture of one of the characters, human or dog.  Another choice is to design a hotel room for a dog.  Templates have been provided.  

If you misplace any of the packet or need an extra copy of the information, please go to the district website (http://longmeadow.k12.ma.us) and click under the link : “One Community, One Book”.

 We hope you have an enjoyable and safe summer. Remember we will be reading Hotel for Dogs, too. 

Happy Reading!!


Sincerely,

The Longmeadow Elementary Schools’ Staff

 

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