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February 2012 Volume 6, Issue 6  
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Test Scores Increase With Summer Reading Book Fair
By Dr. Richard L. Allington and Dr. Anne McGill-Franzen, professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Scholastic Summer Challenge For students embarking on summer break, the word "slide" brings to mind hours of fun on a playground or at a water park. The "summer slide" that teachers have come to know has a less sunny side, referring instead to students' loss in reading achievement after taking a summer vacation from reading.

However, our recently completed three-year study gives hope for avoiding the summer slide as reading achievement increases significantly when students receive books for summer reading at home.

Students in our study attended a spring Book Fair, where they were offered hundreds of titles ...
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Workshop Ideas Help Low-Income Students at Fair
Workshop Session Veteran Book Fair chairperson Michelle Mullee never got her head around the benefits of the One for Books® program until she attended a workshop in September, 2011.

"Until that workshop, I never considered how much we would benefit from collecting more for One for Books," Michelle admits. Her eyes now opened, Michelle immediately recognized the program as a solution to a new challenge her school faced: the addition of 75 to 80 primarily low-income students as the result of a local school closure. Keep Reading >>
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The Boy on Cinnamon Street
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Featured BookLouise has a family secret from the past so heartbreaking that it's holding her back from the things she loves. But one incredible boy won't give up on her.
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Online Fair Used to Help Tornado-Ravaged School
Online Fair Extension When the East Middle School library in Joplin, Mo., was destroyed by a tornado last May, West View Middle School and the surrounding community of Morristown, Tenn., came to the rescue, purchasing 160 books for Joplin's makeshift library in a book drive held last October.

"While making preparations for our Book Fair, I discovered teachers could create a wish list of books they wanted as part of our Online Book Fair. I realized it would be a perfect way for members of our community to donate book purchases to East Middle," said librarian Kathy Jones. Keep Reading >>
James Patterson Wants Your Reading Tips!
Read Kiddo Read James Patterson wants to know what you've done to get kids reading! Enter the TIPS ON READING CONTEST on and write an overview of a program, activity, or event that you've put into effect that was successful in getting kids reading.

As a thank you, Mr. Patterson will dedicate his upcoming young adult novel to the person or program with the best idea. Plus, the 20 best ideas will be featured on ReadKiddoRead's "Sure-Shot Guide to Get Your Kiddos Reading," to be distributed to parents and teachers nationwide.

The contest closes Sunday, May 20, 2012, so start thinking about tips you can share! Get Details >>
Create Your Bookprint and Help a Child in Need
you are what you readHelp get a book to a child in need. Go to, and create your Bookprint. List the five books that helped shape your life. For every new Bookprint created, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a book to Reach Out and Read, up to ONE MILLION books. Please share the award-winning site with your family and friends and join the conversation about the importance of books in all our lives. Make a part of One Million Bookprints for One Million Books. Learn More >>
Did You Know?
Surf's up! Make this fun and tasty Crispy Rice Cereal Surfboard Treat to draw a crowd at your Family Event.
Keep your school's Online Fair top-of-mind by putting this colorful Screen Saver on your computer screen.
Help grant teachers' wishes by creating this colorful, tropical-themed Classroom Wish List Display Board.
Print out these "A Gift of Reading - A Gift of Love" book labels to have on hand at your Grand Event.
Copy and Share Resources: It's a Book Fair Luau!
Book Fair Luau - Online Fairs Letter Home from Principal | Spanish version
Book Fair Luau - Grand Event Invitation
Book Fair Luau - Volunteer Recruitment Letter | Spanish version
One for Books - Letter Home to Families
Reading Events & Important Dates
Feb 1-29 Free Workshop - Maximize your success at a free Workshop
Mar 7 Creative Reading Solutions: Words are Only Half the Story - Free online virtual author visit
Mar 15 2012 Kids Are Authors Deadline - There's still time to form your team
Mar 29 America Then & Now: Coming to America - Immigration - Free online virtual field trip
Apr 17 Series Favorites: Heroes, Scamps, & Sidekicks - Free online virtual field trip
May 16 Due date for Spring 2012 National Elementary School Contest - Your school could meet Henry Winkler
May 16 Due date for Spring 2012 National Middle School Student Crew Contest - Your school could meet Roland Smith
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