Read It Forward! at Trusty Elementary

Steps to Read It Forward!

1.  Find a RIF book.

2.  Read the book and sign the pledge in the back, if you choose. 

3.  Take the survey.  Click here.

4.  Pass the book on to another reader or leave it where someone else will find it.  

Read It Forward! Books for 2016

(click on each book for more information)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio  (recommended for 3-6 grades)

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper  (recommended for 3-6 grades)

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King  

(recommended for k-3 grades)


The purpose of the Read It Forward program (RIF) is to promote the love of reading, and to give readers a chance to share the book by passing it on to someone else. 2016 is the first year for this program at Trusty ES, and it is funded by a grant from the FSPS Foundation, Inc.  The books selected this year promote kindness and good character.  



This year, we will have 3 different titles!  We will place 5 copies each of Wonder and Out of My Mind all over Trusty.  You will be able to identify a Read It Forward (RIF) book by the sticker on the cover.  If you find one, after you stop doing your happy dance, READ IT!  Then, follow the instructions on the sticker.  Part of those instructions asks for you to fill out an online survey.  This helps us track all of the places our books have been. Finally, the best part, PASS IT ON!

For our lower grades, copies of the book Enemy Pie will be given to teachers in kindergarten and first grade.  Those teachers will read it to their class, and then they will pass it on to a class in second or third grade.  After all classes have read the book, it will be passed to anyone that class chooses to give it to.  It will then travel like a typical RIF book here at Trusty and/or in the community. 

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