Summer 2016 -- Take Time to Read
New York State Library system has a summer reading program – “On your Mark, Get Set…Read.” There are downloadable materials and free resources available. www.summerreadingnys.org/
Scholastic has a summer reading challenge – “Be a Reading Superhero”. Their challenge began May 9, 2016 and goes through September 9, 2016. Students are challenged to record their reading in a log online and to “Power Up & Read”. Children can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes win prizes and help set a new reading world record for summer 2016. For more information, go to www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2016
Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program: Summer Reading Triathlon – Celebrating 20 years of Reading. From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book at their local Barnes & Noble. For more information, go to www.barnesandnoble.com/b/summer-reading/_/N-rs9
PBS has created a whole page on their website devoted to parents “Raising a Reader”. There is so much information here – tips for reading with boys, how to read with girls, developmental milestones and reading for babies to third grade. Visit their webpage at www.pbs.org/parents/education/read/
Pizza Hut has a national incentive reading program, Book It. There are “booktivities”, reading challenges and resources. For more information on their summer reading program “Ignite a Summer of Reading” go to www.bookitprogram.com/summer/default.asp
Summertime reading for all ages by RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) can be found at www.rif.org/about-us/read-for-success/summer-learning/
Reading Rockets summer reading recommendations for children can be found at www.readingrockets.org/calendar/summer
Sylvan Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program (grades K-8). For more information, log onto http://www.bookadventure.com/Home.aspx
SummerReads offers free “books” aimed at ‘getting students ready’ for third, fourth and fifth grades. Check it out www.textproject.org/products/summerreads/.
Beginning Reads - The Beginning Reads program supports teachers, parents, and tutors in bringing children into reading. There are 10 levels. Each level has 12 4-page books that share a set of concepts, which allows young readers to see the same words in many different texts. Each book is provided as a double-sided PDF ready for printing www.textproject.org/classroom-materials/students/beginningreads/
Adolescent Literacy has FREE resources which focus on kids in grades 4-12. Go to www.adlit.org/fun/?catid=862 for more information.
The ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association) has updated summer reading list suggestions from birth- 8th grade. For more information, go to www.ala.org/alsc/2016-summer-reading-list
Find a book at your child’s reading level at https://www.lexile.com/