Wonder of Reading Event at John Oliver Secondary



These well-known characters greeted 900 elementary students visiting John Oliver on September 25, 2013 for their outstanding Wonder of Reading Day.

The Giving Tree was built in the gym and a video of Shel Silverstein’s poem shown on the big screen and as it was read and beautifully danced to.

And then with  costumes made by  John Oliver students and drummers from the school music program, the whimsical tale of Where the Wild Things Are was performed.



Thousands of books were donated and these wonderful bookshelves made with smaller ones donated to numerous families filled with books – a truly collaborative and outstanding event by John Oliver Secondary, its feeder schools, and community organizations. Events of the day were too numerous to list, with an afternoon of interactive activities for all the students.  Without a doubt, a model participatory event for Vancouver School district.







About phansenvsb

I am passionate about teaching reading and writing to a diverse audience from those experiencing challenges in reading and writing to those who seek deep enrichment in literature and its connections to the world in which it was written and to the present day. I also present workshops on assessment for learning, differentiated instruction, literature circles, disciplinary literacy, and inquiry.
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