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One School, One Book

The World According to HumphreyImagine 350+ families reading one book simultaneously.  One School, One Book is a program designed to create a shared reading experience across an entire school community. 

The World According to Humphrey is about learning from other species.  It is broken down into 15 chapters.  Each takes about 10 minutes to read.

Humphrey has fun in class each day and each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh.

Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). With lots of friends to help, adventures to enjoy, and a cage with a lock-that-doesn’t-lock; Humphrey's life is almost perfect. If only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!
A.  Chapters
  1. The Return of Ms. Brisbane
  2.  Night Life
  3. The Two Faces of Mrs. Brisbane
  4.  The Most Important Man in the World
  5.  Plans are Hatched
  6.  Moonlight Madness
  7.  Sayeh Speaks Up
  8.  Tricks & Treats
  9.  The Art of Self Defense
  10.  Garth vrs A.J.
  11.  TV or Not TV
  12.  Peace Breaks Out
  13.  Thanks but No Thanks
  14.  Hide-And-Go Seek
  15.  Happy Hampsterday

B.  More Humphrey & One
School, One Book Resources

  1. Pre-Reading Writing Prompts (pdf)
  2. Vocabulary by Chapter (2 pg pdf)
  3. 10 Tips 'N Tricks for Read Alouds (pdf)
  4. Discussion Questions:  Share as You Read (2 pg. pdf)
  5. Reflection Journal:  Write as you Read Each Chapter (pdf)
  6. Color Humphrey the Hampster (pdf)
  7. Draw & Color Humphrey and Other Animals (7 pg. pdf)
  8. All About Hamsters (Video 2:59)
  9. One School, One Book User’s Guide:  For Educators, Parents, Librarians and Communities (4 pg. pdf)
  10. Author Betty Birney's Website
  11. Suggested Activities (3 pg. pdf)
  12. Classroom Curriculum Guide (16 pg. pdf)
  13. About One School, One Book
  14. Hamster Care (pdf)
  15. Hampster Care Quiz & Tips On How to Hold a Hampster (3 pg pdf)
  16. Wisconsin Humane Society:  Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door County, and Green Bay Campuses
  17. Humane Animal Welfare Society (Waukesha)

C.  Streaming Audo:  Listen
While You Read Along

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3

Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9

Chapter 10    Chapter 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

D.  If You Like "The World According to Humphrey...

The Humphrey Series, by Betty G. Birney

  1. The World According to Humphrey
  2. Friendship According to Humphrey
  3. Trouble According to Humphrey
  4. Surprises According to Humphrey
  5. Adventure According to Humphrey
  6. Summer According to Humphrey
  7. School Days According to Humphrey
  8. Mysteries According to Humphrey
  9. Winter According to Humphrey
  10. Secrets According to Humphrey
  11. Imagination According to Humphrey
  12. Spring According to Humphrey

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