Ohio has good reason to brag about our authors. Ohio literature has shaped American literature and society for two centuries! And now, the Ohio Reading Road Trip brings some of Ohio's greatest writers into middle school classrooms.
This interactive curriculum package for students in grades 6-8 contains fun reading and writing activities, as well as multimedia resources on this web site and on DVD/VHS. Together, students and teachers will explore the lives and works of historically significant figures such as Sherwood Anderson, James Thurber, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, as well as contemporary authors such as Sharon Draper, Sharon Creech, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.
This web site presents lots of great information to help you learn more about Ohio authors and their books, stories, and poems. Let's get started!
About the Ohio Reading Road Trip
About Ohio Authors
Resources for Students
Resources for Teachers
Useful and interesting Links
Playing the DVD
The Ohio Reading Road Trip DVDs will play best on DVD players or computers with a 350MHz or faster Intel/AMD processor, at least 128MB RAM, and a XGA video card. For optimum performance, please close other applications before launching the DVD. If you have trouble playing your DVDs, please contact your school's computer specialist.
The Ohio Reading Road Trip is produced by ThinkTV Network - Greater Dayton Public Television in partnership with CET, Cincinnati. Cooperating agencies include the Ohio Arts Council, Ohioana Library Association, the Mazer Corporation, the public television stations of Ohio, and the educational technology agencies of Ohio.
The Ohio Reading Road Trip is made possible by a grant from the Ohio Educational Telecommunications Network Commission (OET) in support of the Ohio SchoolNet Initiative.
© 2004 ThinkTV Network - Greater Dayton Public Television. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce print materials is hereby granted by ThinkTV to teachers for classroom use upon acquisition of the Ohio Reading Road Trip Instructor's Guide.