Summer Reading Opportunities
What is “Find a Book”?
“Find A Book” for Summer Reading!
During the summer months, the challenge of keeping students reading sometimes increases. Research has shown that students who do not read consistently over the summer can lose momentum in maintaining the progress they made during the school year; this phenomenon is known as the “summer slide.”
To encourage children and families to read independently throughout the summer, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE, research-based tool “Find a Book” to help students create a personalized reading list and then locate those books at the nearest library or bookseller.
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Find A Book Flyer – English
Find A Book Flyer – Español
Summer Reading Challenge Certificate
Did you know that 60% of U.S. children living in poverty don’t have a children’s book in their home? Join us for 100 Days of Reading. Just read with your child and log your minutes. You’ll raise awareness about the lack of books and resources kids face across America, while supporting our work in improving literacy and changing lives.
Afterschool literacy programs are the perfect time to integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing—building students’ competence in all four literacy skills. Students can choose lively, interactive, and fun activities that engage all facets of language communication. Research indicates that afterschool activities benefit students most when staff:
- targets texts and integrate skill;
- identify standards, assess needs and define goals;
- incorporate real-world activities;
- consider student choice, grade, age, and skill;
- assess student progress, and
- provide ongoing staff training.