Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)
DEAR takes place a few times a week at unannounced times. The idea is everyone drops what they are doing and picks up a book and reads. Mr Dodson will run through school with a megaphone to announce that DEAR will begin. This will last between 10-15 minutes and all you will hear is the turning of pages throughout the school while everyone enjoys their book including teachers!
Below is a link to an article about whole school reading initiatives such as Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2011/nov/28/whole-school-reading