Reading really is the fundamental building block of a solid education and fascinating technologies are taking the adventures of storytelling and literacy to new heights.
Virtual Splash Event: Dive into a Book Adventure
Friday, July 16 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
Presented by Lexile® Framework for Reading
- Liz McChesney, NSLA Senior Literacy Advisor
- Jane Park, Clinton Foundation, Too Small to Fail
- Meredith Scott Lynn, Write Brain
- Sandra Magsamen, Award-winning children’s author of YOU!, art therapist, and designer
- Bernard Rahming, The Literacy Lab
Meet EchoDot Kids, Amazon’s smart speaker with Alexa. Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, get homework help and lots more kid-friendly content. This raffle prize device comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ and the new Reading Sidekick, where Alexa helps kids build fluency and a love of reading.
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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.
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!
2021 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.
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!
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.
Multicultural and Social Justice Books
SocialJusticeBooks.org 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 SocialJusticeBooks.org in 2017 to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s 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.
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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 https://bit.ly/2BlaOQ9
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 http://bit.ly/2yssPzt
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 12-16! 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 www.summerlearning.org.
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