I know it's rough. School just ended and books are probably the last thing kids want to look at. But it's so important. By dropping one or two levels of reading students start the new school year at a huge disadvantage. The beginning of the school year is typically spent establishing routines and performing a battery of assessments. Sometimes in that first month there isn't time to begin intense reading instruction. Therefore more time has gone by when the end of September rolls around those students that didn't read are very far behind.
In order to keep those kids reading all summer long, you may want to check out some of the summer time reading programs and incentives.
By reading more, they may discover a book or series that they love that just might hook them onto reading!
Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge
Scholastic offers a reading challenge and lots of resources for students, parents, and educators.
Resources for parents from scholastic
Printable Book Lists
Not sure what to read? Check out this updated list of summer reading.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble offers a reading program where students can earn a free book.
Book It by Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut has a great challenge with some awesome prizes.
Sylvan’s Book Adventure
Sylvan Learning Center offers a reading incentive program and fabulous resources for parents.
Local Public Libraries Summer Reading Programs
Be sure to check out your own local public library. Most libraries offer a summer reading program.
NYC Public Library
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