Via video recording, Coach Garrett read the first chapter of The World According to Humphrey to kick off the Texas Reads One Book program. Students from J.W. Long and Dr. Bruce Wood elementary schools traveled to the Performing Arts Center to watch Coach Garrett introduce the book. Students will also receive their own copy of the book to take home.
From April 27 to May 11, elementary students across the state will participate in the Texas Reads One Book program. The program is designed to engage families in the reading process and to create a culture of reading at both the school and district level.
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is the simple, accessible, endearing story of the humble hamster named Humphrey. With his common sense and aggressive nose for right and wrong, Humphrey turns the world of those he meets upside down – for the better. Students will learn many things by looking at the classroom through Humphrey’s eyes.
Every evening, students are encouraged to read one chapter of the book with their families. The next day, classes will review Humphrey’s antics and experiences and discuss what they can learn from his example.
Both campuses have a resident ‘Humphrey’ that will visit each classroom as students read the book. This interactive push to improve reading comprehension is just one way Terrell ISD is working to improve student achievement in all areas.