North Elementary Encourages Reading Through New Program, “You’ve Been Book’ed”

North Elementary Encourages Reading Through New Program, “You’ve Been Book’ed”
Posted on 03/08/2021

Author: Jessica Dulin


On February 3rd, North Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day. As part of the celebration, Hugo’s Book Bus, an association through the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, hosted a zoom meeting with author and former New England Patriot, Malcolm Mitchell. 


North Elementary students were able to tune into the event and learn about Mitchell’s struggles with reading. Along with sharing his story, Mitchell also read aloud his newest book release, “My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.”


In order to continue the excitement for reading, North Elementary implemented the “You’ve Been Book’ed” read aloud program. The program specifically challenges students to read a book aloud each day.


Each classroom received a colorful reading bag that included a new and popular book to read. Once finished reading the book, the class delivered the book to another classroom for them to enjoy.


“It was so fun to witness and feel the excitement in the room about reading,” said Amy Allen, principal at North Elementary School. “ It was like the teacher was unwrapping the best surprise of the day!"


Recognizing the value in reading and student engagement, North Elementary School will continue to encourage and show dedication toward reading aloud among all of their students.