Literacy Tools

Summer School and Reading Proficiency

Research in Brief – Summer reading has emerged as a key component of state legislation aimed at promoting student literacy. However, legislation has only scratched the surface when it comes to promoting best practices for effective summer reading programming.

Urban Libraries Council

Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun

This online toolkit is designed to provide you with the resources, ideas and strategies that can help you continue the expansion of your library’s summer reading program into a more diverse summer learning program.

How to Make Summer Reading Effective

Research in Brief – With the prevalence of television, computers and other electronic distractions, how can parents, educators and librarians encourage kids to immerse their minds and imaginations in books over the summer months?

Urban Libraries Council

Summer Learning Literacy Assessments

In this resource, you will learn about the impact of summer learning loss on literacy, summer learning systems and data management, settings for summer literacy instruction and much more.

Summer School and Reading Proficiency

Research in Brief – Summer reading has emerged as a key component of state legislation aimed at promoting student literacy. However, legislation has only scratched the surface when it comes to promoting best practices for effective summer reading programming.

How to Make Summer Reading Effective

Research in Brief – With the prevalence of television, computers and other electronic distractions, how can parents, educators and librarians encourage kids to immerse their minds and imaginations in books over the summer months?

Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun

Urban Libraries Council – This online toolkit is designed to provide you with the resources, ideas and strategies that can help you continue the expansion of your library’s summer reading program into a more diverse summer learning program.

Summer Learning Literacy Assessments

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading – In this resource, you will learn about the impact of summer learning loss on literacy, summer learning systems and data management, settings for summer literacy instruction and much more.