Reader Leader Apr13: Download the No-Cost Summer Reading Success Kit
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Reader Leader
   A Resource By and For Educators April 2013   
A Library System, a School District, a Middle School
Share Vision for Promoting Summer Reading

Walter C. Young Students with their Library Cards
A public library system, a low-income school district, and a suburban middle school - what do these have in common? Simply put, a vision - a vision for helping students succeed through energetic, creative summer reading programs that take full advantage of technology and community partnerships.

Find inspiration in how these three very different entities put summer reading at the bullseye of their literacy efforts >>
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Bookman WeaverBookman Weaver's Top Summer Titles - and He Even Ships Them Home!
How do parents and educators combine children's need for summer fun with the need to keep them reading? Easy - by providing them with access to a wide selection of books and the opportunity to choose what they read. Here's a compilation of Bookman's favorite titles from throughout the year that you can share with your parents as surefire bets for keeping kids motivated to read all summer long.

Find these great titles at your Fair >>
Help Students Find Right-Fit Summer Reads
Using the Simple Five-Finger Test

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Equip parents with the know-how - and a corresponding downloadable bookmark - so they can help their children find appropriate titles that will help them and your school to achieve summer reading goals.

Put summer reading success within reach for your students and families >>

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Login 4 Leaders Virtual Social Interaction Breaks Down Barriers
The internet - and now the cloud - make it increasingly easy to break down barriers of distance and learning styles. Virtual social interaction creates connectivity among colleagues worldwide and also opens a window into the world of students once impeded by learning barriers.

Author, blogger, and Principal Rob Furman - one of NSBA Technology Leadership Network's '20 to Watch' leaders - reveals some favorite virtual classroom and professional development tools >>

Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
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  Check out these great summer reads at your Book Fair for students from kindergarten to fifth grade
  Get middle-schoolers hooked on summer reading fun with these great titles at your Book Fair
  Use this recruitment video to get students on board with Read for the World Record!
  Try these best practices for a successful Scholastic summer reading program
  Download the mobile Reading Timer Apps for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch®, Android®, and Windows® phones
  Share the facts about the importance of summer reading
  Video teaches parents how to build a foundation for reading success with their children
  Make reading a habit at home
  Develop great leaders, foster effective teaching, and transform school performance
  Top apps for tackling the Common Core State Standards
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Mar 4 -
May 9
  Pledge your love of reading and get a chance to win a 10-book library for you and your school!
Apr 8   Classroom registration opens for Read for the World Record!
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May 6   Time to start entering minutes for Read for the World Record!
June 25
  Plan to attend a 2013 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit for Educational Leaders near you
Now-June   Set and achieve reading goals for your students through READ 100,000
July 10   Join James Patterson at the 2013 NAESP Conference Jeans and Jerseys Fundraiser
July 11-13   Sign up now for the 2013 NAESP National Conference and Expo of the Year
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Download the no-cost Summer Reading Success Kit