Galena Park ISD third graders will join Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, Jason Garrett, on April 3rd as he kicks off Texas Reads One Book with his videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Lemonade Wars. During the three weeks that follow, families take up where Coach Garrett leaves off, reading a chapter from the book each night.

Because every student receives a copy of the book, even reluctant readers and parents who don’t normally participate in school activities get involved. Spanish-language copies of the selected book are available for Spanish-speaking families. Daily trivia questions, discussions, and other activities in the schools ensure that reading takes center stage in the home, school, and community throughout the duration of the program.

By stimulating family involvement in the reading process and boosting student engagement with books, the Texas Reads One Book program can contribute to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Reports from districts in Virginia and New York that have used the “One Book” model for several years indicate higher test scores and increased interest in reading among students.

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