Reading Brigade!

Reading Brigade Live on Facebook

Visit the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Facebook page every Friday at 1 p.m. for a live read-a-long with Museum Program Coordinator, Reveille Isgrig. The book selections are especially appropriate for elementary aged children, but are enjoyed by adults as well! The museum children’s library specifically focuses on topics and issues relevant to our state and nation’s military history, as well as concepts about the impact of war on communities, individuals, nations/cultures, and the environment.

March Reading Schedule:

3/5 Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty

3/12 Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

3/19 Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey

3/26 Elizabeth Leads the Way by Tanya Stone

April Reading Schedule:

4/2 Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker

4/9 Stubby: The Dog Soldier World War I Hero by Blake Hoena

4/16 Rags: Hero Dog of WWI, A True Story by Margot Theis Raven

4/23 Bunny the Brave War Horse, Based on a True Story by Elizabeth MacLeod

4/30 Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion by Robert Burleigh

Bring Reading Brigade Online to your Classroom, Virtual Learning, or Homeschool!

A thematic set of lessons will be uploaded via Google Drive every month. Because this program is stored through Google Drive, you will be able to access it at any time you like. This flexibility allows you to best use the materials at times that are most convenient for you and your students.  These lessons will include a video read-aloud by Museum Program Coordinator, Reveille Isgrig, vocabulary, extra resources, and Core Standards based supplemental activities for grades K-6.  If you teach any other grade levels and would like to incorporate this program into your learning schedule please contact Reveille Isgrig via email by clicking her name or by phone at 501.376.4602 to discuss adapting this program for your students. 

Museum Program Coordinator Reveille Isgrig, who oversees the Reading Brigade, has degrees in English Literature and Modern Art History and strives to incorporate craft, literary appreciation, history and reading comprehension into each lesson. 

April Reading Brigade theme is Fur and Feathers- Heroes from the Animal Kingdom.

Spring has sprung! To celebrate the new life we welcome this time of year, we are focusing on animals this month! Each book will feature an animal who has received fame, and in some cases military decorations, for their service in the armed forces.  Students are often amazed to find out how animals just like their pets at home have made such a difference in our history!

Titles for this month include:

Bunny the Brave Warhorse

Fly, Cher Ami, Fly!

The Language of Doves

Stubby the Dog Soldier World War I Hero

Klinger: A Story of Honor and Hope

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI, A True Story

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh


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