Choose To Read Ohio: Read Together, Read Ohio, Read for Life
Janet Ingraham Dwyer, State Library of Ohio
Amy Korpieski, Clark State Community College
Julie McDaniel, Urbana University
Ann M. Raney, University of Dayton
Session presenters highlighted their Choose To Read Ohio programs for attendees; each project was a recipient of an Ohio IMLS LSTA Special Grant project.
Clark State Community College
The Death of Jayson Porter , by Jaime Adoff
“Clark State Community College (CSCC) is partnering with Project Jericho http://www.project-jericho.com/ (an arts outreach initiative) and the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. Jaime Adoff will work with teens on a poetry slam and work with them on their original poetry. All participants will receive a bound volume of their individual poetry. Adoff will also hold a public reading for CSCC English students who have read the book. Teens in detention and CSCC students will have penpal discussions about the novel.”
Read the Project Jericho Poetry Slam chapbook!
University of Dayton Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)Trouble Don’t Last, by Shelley Pearsall
“As a part of the teacher preparation program, future teachers will work with three urban schools on the project. Students will read the title independently or as a read aloud and discuss the title in small groups as well as complete activities from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s lesson plans. The program will conclude with a visit by Shelley Pearsall and a tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.”
Urbana UniversityTrouble Don’t Last, by Shelley Pearsall
Beyond the River, by Anne Hagedorn
“Six public events will be held to promote community discussions and two field trips to three museums will be offered. Education majors will ready the book and create lesson plans to support teaching the book. These will then be used in partner classrooms at local schools. Parents will be encouraged to read the book with their children and participate in the public events. Associated activities will include presentations on the Underground Railroad in Champaign County, photography of Underground Railroad sites and the Champaign County Quilt/Barn Tour. Field trips to the Piatt Castles, Rankin House, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be offered.”
Additional information and lesson plans created by Urbana University Education students involved in the project are available.
*This was an ALAO-CMCIG sponsored session.