Building Character through Book of the Month

The Book of the Month takes reading beyond the confines of English language arts classes and elevates it to school-wide status. It sends a strong message to students about the importance of reading. It draws students, teachers, administrators, and parents into a shared educational enterprise that helps build a strong sense of community within America’s Choice middle schools.


  1. A character-based theme that becomes a school and community-wide shared value (focus) for the month
  2. Students, teachers, administrators, and parents have a common frame of reference for discussion
  3. Identify and use of common vocabulary
  4. Expose students to great writing
  5. Book of the Month read-alouds strengthen students’ vocabularies, reading comprehension, and listening skills
  6. Students hear fluent reading
Click on the link to see examples of how the character themes are reinforced in your child's AA classrooms.