RU Reads

RU Reads


Welcome to RU (and our community) Reads!  

Stories connect us. Reading and listening to stories together bonds families and communities.  So, for the next few weeks, we will host a community-wide "read along and read aloud!" We hope you will join us!

Beginning on Monday, April 6, at 3 PM and every weekday thereafter, a video of a member of the RU Community, past or present, reading aloud will be posted on this page. We'll post one chapter a day, so if you miss a day, you can always catch up!

You can access the videos here:

Monday 4/6: Chapter one / Part one   and  Chapter one / Part two

Tuesday 4/7:  Chapter two

Wednesday 4/8: Chapter three

Thursday 4/9: Chapter four

Friday 4/10: Chapter five

Monday 4/13: Chapter six

Tuesday 4/14: Chapter seven

Wednesday 4/15: Chapter eight

Thursday 4/16: Chapter nine

Friday 4/17: Postponed to Monday 4/20

Monday 4/20: Chapter 10

Tuesday 4/21: Chapter eleven

Wednesday 4/22: Chapter twelve

Thursday 4/23: Chapter thirteen

Monday 4/27: Chapter fourteen

Tuesday 4/28: Chapter fifteen

Wednesday 4/29: Chapter sixteen

Thursday 4/30: Chapter seventeen

The book we have chosen is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  We chose this book because it hasthemes of resilience and overcoming adversity, because it is about young people and school, and because it is a text that people of all ages can enjoy.

If you have a copy of the book at your house or access to an e-reader, you can read along as we go. As soon as possible, each student will receive a paperback copy of the text, and community members may reach out to lfloyd@orangesouthwest.org if they would like to participate as well.  Elementary families may also reach out if they would like to join in the fun. 

Community texts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  

This project is made possible through a grant from the Windham Foundation, originally awarded for the Project Based Learning program to engage the community. Please read with us!  

Please use the link below to access a free e-copy of this text and use this to follow along until your book arrives.
E-copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone