AASA Partners with ‘Read to Them’ to Promote Literacy in Communities

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has partnered with Read to Them, the creators of One District, One Book, which promotes family literacy and creates a culture of reading in communities across the country by getting students, staff and parents of all the elementary schools in a district reading the same book at the same time.

Research shows that reading to children helps them grow vocabulary and listen better and longer. Furthermore, a recent study by Scholastic indicates that more than 8 in 10 children (83%) across age groups say they love or like being read aloud to at home—the main reason being that it was a special time with parents.

One District, One Book is a program designed to increase reading not just in schools but throughout an entire community. A chapter book is chosen, every student receives a copy and every family reads that book at home together over the course of about one month. School activities build further excitement around reading.

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