Book Fairs Insider October 2013: An October Reading Fest
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Chairperson's eNews October 2013  
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An October Reading Fest
Reading Fest

This month we celebrate reading by sharing the accomplishments of our 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge™ participants, who logged a record 176,438,473 reading minutes! Now, that's worth celebrating - especially as educators look ahead to standardized testing season.

Did you know independent reading is a critical component in preparing for standardized testing? As Education Consultant Barbara Masley puts it, "Reading practice creates more neural pathways, resulting in better decoders. Through that reading practice, we can teach students comprehension strategies. But we have to interest them in reading both inside and outside school, and we have to help parents connect to why kids should be reading at home."

So why let the excitement of summer reading season wane? Here are some ways to maintain the momentum year-round:

  1. Celebrate reading year-round by signing up your students for READ 100,000, and track minutes using the free Scholastic Reading Timer app.
  2. Schedule a Rev Up Reading Book Fair to keep students excited about books they want to read. Talk to your Book Fair Consultant today!
  3. Share how your school celebrates reading year-round!

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Finding the perfect book at the appropriate reading level for a child can be overwhelming for many parents. With the help of our new Book Fairs app, parents can access valuable details on books, including appropriate age, grade and reading levels, to help guide them in finding the right-fit book.

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Students Nearly Double Reading World Record in 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge™
Forge Families

Kids representing all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries read and logged 176,438,473 minutes as part of the 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge™, a free program designed to keep students reading throughout the summer months. Some of the remarkable results: Nonreaders became readers, and a rural school with only 96 students managed to rank in the Top 20.

'We've seen it ignite a love for reading in kids'

Keep the Reading Momentum Going Year-Round

As students celebrate the excitement of having achieved their summer reading goals, how do you keep the summer reading momentum going in your school? Three-time Scholastic Book FairsĀ® National Elementary School Contest winner Sarah Svarda shares her top tools for keeping kids excited about reading.

How you can keep the reading rolling with your students

Book Spotlight
Reading - though a necessary skill - doesn't have to be a chore. Make reading time in the classroom and at home special with engaging titles like these.
Featured Book Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
By Megan McDonald
Will Judy's lucky penny lead her to the nation's capital or to the third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it?
Item #344211- $4.99

Featured Book Haunted Tales 3-Pack: Deep and Dark and Dangerous; Ghost of Crutchfield Hall; All the Lovely Bad Ones
By Mary Downing Hall
From the master of ghost stories for readers in grades 4, 5 and 6 comes this value-priced assortment, just in time to get ready for the spookiest night of the year.
Item #340177 - $9.99

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Online Fair Exclusive Offer: New Harry Potter Collection!
The Online Book Fair brings an additional 1,200 titles to your school, giving students and parents more great books to choose from! More than one-third of the books available online can only be bought through the Online Fair, including the new Harry Potter collection (box set and individual titles available). Find more information about the Online Fair in your Chairperson's Toolkit > Homepage-Online Fair section.

Harry Potter
Scholastic Dollars & School Resource Products
Scholastic DollarsUse your Scholastic Dollars to refresh your bookshelves with these exciting items found in the online School Resource Catalog.

Don't forget to check back monthly for new releases!

Pathway to Reading Success: Booktalks
Booktalks located in the Chairperson's Toolkit help create interest in books and motivate kids to read more. Learn where to find booktalks and booktalk tips.

Challenge Independent Thinking with READ 100,000
READ 100,000 challenges students to achieve a reading goal together. It's surprising how easy it is to achieve the school's reading minutes goal when everyone is reading every day! Learn more about READ 100,000 and support materials in the Toolkit.

Pyramid Classroom Wish List Board - Put your Classroom Wish List board on a cart so it can be moved around the Fair. Great idea for a Family Event!
Themed All for Books™ Loose Change Containers - Get students excited about All for Books by asking them to use loose change to vote for their favorite Book Fair-oh.
Online Fair Flyer (English) | (Spanish) - Ask cashiers to give these to shoppers after they finish shopping your in-school Fair.
Now Free Workshop - Sign up to attend a Workshop for tips on making the most of your Fair
Now-Nov. 22 Join the countdown to the release of Catching Fire
Nov Start logging minutes for READ 100,000
Nov-Dec Stock up on great titles and products at a warehouse sale near you!
Dec. 27 Fall 2013 National Elementary School Contest entries due
Dec. 27 Fall 2013 National Middle School Contest entries due
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