Literacy Resources

Who doesn’t love a good tale? Dive into a literary adventure under a tree, in makeshift tent, during family reading night, or with a story or play you and your child create together. Whether action and adventure, science fiction, fairy tales, poetry or plays, let imaginations run wild with amazing stories this summer!

Find or Post Literacy Opportunities Summer Reading Resources Research on Literacy Social Media Copy
The content posted on this page includes links to information created by public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. NSLA does not own or guarantee continual updates of this information. The inclusion of these links does not necessarily imply endorsement by NSLA or by organizations providing this content.

Fun with Summer Reading Resources

Read With Malcolm | Discover the magic of reading

READCamp is the free virtual training camp for Summer Reading for K-12 students. Students participate in training, drills and practice in order to maintain literacy skills over the summer.

Learn More About READCamp

All-New Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza

This year, kids can build their avatar, make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” in Scholastic Home Base when they read every day over the summer!

Start Your Reading Streak

2020 Summer Reading Lists from ALSC

The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Each list is available to download for free.

Get the 2020 Reading Lists

Reading & Writing Activities from Sesame Street in Communities

Get ready for reading fun with Sesame Street in Communities literacy resources. Reading together opens doors to new and exciting worlds. Nurturing an early love of reading helps kids build vocabulary and comprehension skills, which prepare them to succeed in school…and in life!

Start Your Reading Adventure

How To Keep Your Kids Learning When Schools Are Closed

This new e-book, written by Dr. Matthew Boulay, an educator, and advocate for children and families for over 25 years, is just the resource parents need to keep kids learning this summer. The book offers “40 Digital Learning Kits” inspired by the best practices of award-winning programs around the country. Available on Amazon for $2.99.

View on Amazon

Multicultural and Social Justice Books is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Teaching for Change developed in 2017 to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books.

Explore Multicultural Books

Summer Learning Literacy Assessments

In Partnership with The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Researchers have demonstrated there is a seasonal aspect to student learning. During the school year, students learn at similar rates. Over the summer, however, those students who do not have access to learning opportunities fall behind. 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.

Read Now


Click each image to download.


Students with high attendance in free, five to six-week, voluntary summer learning programs experienced educationally meaningful benefits in math and reading. Check out the findings from the @WallaceFdn. #SummerLearningWeek

Each summer, students lose critical math+literacy skills, which can widen the achievement gap among students. See how your program’s students can strike out the #summerslide with @Summer_Slugger, created by @EVERFI & @MLB. #SummerLearningWeek

Facebook, LinkedIn, and More

#SummerLearningWeek is July 6-11! Most students lose two months of mathematical skills every summer, and low-income children typically lose another two to three months in reading. By 5th grade, cumulative years of summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5 to 3 years behind peers, further widening the achievement gap. #KeepKidsLearning and close the gap. Learn more from the @National Summer Learning Association at

Find More Social Media and Newsletter Copy

National Summer Learning Week Resources for the Arts Career & College Readiness Nutrition & Wellness STEM