Hello, parents! You are about to take part in the new Marr/Cook Go Green! Summer Reading Program
. A strong reader has a tremendous advantage as they continue their journey through Goshen Local Schools.
In years past, your child's teacher has sent home large packets of paper with reading materials, worksheets and literacy tips.
With our new summer reading program, we offer parents the opportunity to engage children with a fantastic literacy-building program while reducing our carbon footprint by hosting the entire program online!
The program begins when you choose a book to watch with your child. You will hear a MC staff member read the book while viewing the art from the book. Below the video you will find writing prompts. Use the login information sent home with your child to add comments.
Your child will have the opportunity to work on their literacy skills while communicating with teachers and classmates. We cannot wait to hear from you!
As you and your child watch the stories, be sure to visit the parent resources area
. You will find worksheets, graphic organizers and other materials to help you better engage your young reader. The parent resources area also provides powerful tips for literacy-building, student engagement, and vocabulary that will help you communicate with teachers about your child's reading skills.
You should feel free to view every book with your child, but, to help you navigate, we have broken the books down by the grade level of the teacher reading the book.
Read by Kindergarten & preschool teachers
By Sarah L. Thomson, as read by Kindergarten teacher Amy Ellerman
By Matt Buckingham, as read by preschool teacher Becky Foster
By Irene Livingstone, as ready by Kindergarten teacher Kim Haas
By Jonathan London, as read by Kindergarten teacher Amy Smallwood
By Sam McBratney, as read by Kindergarten teacher Jen Ferone
By Arthur Yorinks, as read by Kindergarten teacher Lisa Senter
By Susan Watson, as speed read by Kindergarten teacher Stephanie Naylor
By Karen Beaumont, as read by Kindergarten teacher Jaime Titcomb
By Jon Scieszka, as read by Kindergarten teacher Angie Davidson
Read by 1st grade teachers
By Peggy Parish, as read by 1st grade teacher Pam Eickenhorst
By Dr. Seuss, as read by 1st grade teacher Katie Cordrey
By Lucille Recht Penner, as read by 1st grade teacher Kristin Meiers
By Deborah Heiligman, as read by 1st grade teacher Beth Staehling
By Kevin Henkes, as read by 1st grade teacher Vicki Carpenter
By Don Wood, as read by 1st grade teacher Andrea Coriell
By Robert Munsch, as read by 1st grade teacher Lori West
By Janet Stevens, as read by 1st grade teacher Anita Rathbun
By Jane Yolan, as read by 1st grade teacher Amy Pritts
Read by 2nd grade teachers
By Sheridan Cain, as read by 2nd grade teacher Lisa Burns
By Helen Lester, as read by 2nd grade teacher Dorothi PhillipsFunny Poetry
From Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, as read by 2nd grade teacher Mary Jo Hannah
By Bianca Lavies, as read by 2nd grade teacher Mary Read
By Mary Casanova, as read by 2nd grade teacher Leta Whitley
Read by other staff members
By Mem Fox, as read by Curriculum Director Martha Moesker
By Mike Thaler, as read by physical education teacher Mike Winterberger
By Mo Willems, as read by Title I Specialist Charlene Mayfield
By Mike Thaler, as read by Marr/Cook Principal Teresa Rohrkemper
By Cynthia Rylant, as read by Special Education teacher Linda Johns
By Maurice Sendak, as read by Technology Coordinator Mark Slagle