Our event at the home was successful and the residents seemed to enjoy themselves talking about the book (the parts that were read at the home). Our group had a board in the front of the room with a map of Buck’s journey. From there, the group followed the map moving along and reaching the wild with activities and discussion questions. With each activity and question the paper Buck (on the board) would move along the map until he reached the wild. When “the wild” was reached the event concluded. The residents seemed to have liked the small visual of Bucks journey. When the board was put up one of the residents said aloud, “Oh that is pretty” the group members looked at her and smiled. She smiled back, gave the group thumbs up and said, “Good job.”
The Big Read is a horse of a different color. Community partners who participate within the program are beneficial to the areas and people within of the location. Hopefully, the Big read program will tackle the goals set forth with help from students, parents, professors and community partners.