From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by e. l. konigsburg

"When the whole school reads a book, there is a lot to talk about."

~Sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Education Foundation~

What is One School, One Book?

One School, One Book is a shared reading program in that all staff and children at all grade levels will all be listening/reading 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. And we also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your 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.