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TUCCR Reading Program

TUCCR Program

You are all invited to participate in this year's TUCCR Program.

The TUCCR Program is our school's Community Reading Program.  We would like to invite all administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community members to participate by reading any or all of the community reads which is in our third year of programming.  This is a 5-2-1-0 program.  

Our topic for all grades this year is Integrity.  The theme is Solve It! Be Critical Thinkers

            PK-K: Alphabet Mystery by Audrey and Bruce Wood, 1: Dot and Jabber and The Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stroll Walsh, 2: The Escape of Marvin the Ape by Caralyn and Mark Buehner, 3: What Really Happened to Humpty as Told by Joe Dumpty by Jeanie Franz Ransom, 4: Sherlock Academy by F. C. Shaw, 5: Encyclopedia Brown by Ronald J. Sobol, 6: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, 7-12 (non-college): Jackaby by William Ritter, 11: Edgar Allen Poe's Essential Stories, 12 (college): The Misinformation Age by Cailin O'Connor and James Owen Weatherall
The School library and the Village Library of Morris will also have copies of all the books.

Throughout the year there will be activities that will deal with the novels and stories in this program. If you have ideas or suggestions, please share them with Julene Waffle or Courtney Mackey at school: [email protected] or [email protected].  

Please see the attached PowerPoint which gives a good overview of the program.

Spread the word!  Pick up a copy of the book(s) and join us!  Enjoy!

--Julene Waffle, Secondary ELA Teacher

Past topics/books:  
2015-16: "Overcoming Obstacles" and "Global Awareness."  Theme: "How we overcome obstacles shapes who we are" and "one person can make a difference." Wangari's Trees of Peace, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of Boy Soldier, and A Long Walk to Water.

2016-2017: "Acceptance: We are all Human."  Literary lens: The Holocaust.  The Terrible Things, The Butterfly, Milkweed, Night, The Book Thief.

2017-2018: Topic: "Finding identity." Theme: "Who We Were. Who We Are. Who We May Become." Thanks to the Animals by Allen Sockabasin, and Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain, How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph Bruchac, The Rough-faced Girl by Rafe Martin and David Shannon, A Boy Called Slow by Joseph Bruchac, Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac, Flight by Sherman Alexie and various poetry, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and various poetry.

            2018-2019:   "One Earth: Our Home. (Love it. Defend it. Share it.)":
            Books for the individual students: Pk-2: The Lorax by Dr. Suess, 3rd: Face to Face with Wolves by Jim Brandenburg, 4th: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, 5th: Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, 6-8th: Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, 9-12th: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, College English: Thoreau's Walden and Kolbert's Field Notes from a Catastrophe. Class Books: The Great Kapok Tree by Mark Melaney, Bee & Me by Alison Jay, The Earth Book by Todd Parr, Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli, Kate Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Gorton Scanlon and Lee White, What it Means to Be Green by Rana Diorio, Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton, Sea Turtle Scientist by Steven Swinburne, One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay
            2019-2020:  "Human Rights"

            7-12: To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

            Interrupted by COVID-19

            2020-2021: COVID-19 hiatus

            2021-2022: Topic: Integrity, Theme: Doing the Right Thing Isn't Always Easy

            PK-K: The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade (Roberts), 1-2: If Everybody Did (Stover), 3-4: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Breathed), 5-6: Master Minds (Kormen), 7-9, 12: The Giver (Lowry), College English: Just Mercy (Stevenson)