One District, One Book is a novel program, in that children at all grade levels will all be listening to the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s own reading level. We also believe that parents can and should continue reading chapter books with their older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but that will still captivate and stimulate older children.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One District, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our schools. Everyone - students, parents, bus drivers, nurses, maintenance staff, teachers, and administrative staff - will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.
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