Reader Leader Apr 2014: No-Cost Summer Resources to Use Now
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   A Resource By and For Educators April 2014   
Top 10 Ways a Principal Can Ensure Students Read over the Summer

Boy Summer ReadingIt's time to make summer reading serious fun. Help your students avoid the summer slide using these tips from the principal of the school that led the world in 2013 in summer reading minutes.

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Summer Reading Research and Best Practices
Summer Reading Goals
This summer you can turn nonreaders into readers and unite your entire school community to achieve personal and schoolwide reading goals.The keys: research-proven access and motivation.

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Summer Reading Equals Fall Success
Walter C. Young Middle School students hold up their library cards at a school rally. A public library system and a suburban middle school – though very different entities – share a vision for helping students return to school in the fall excited about literacy and learning. Find ways to inspire your students.

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Read Outside the Box EL: Summer Reading

What one book should an educator read over the summer? Author Thomas R. Hoerr shares a broad spectrum of suggested titles in this article from Educational Leadership. ©2013 by ASCD. Reprinted with permission. Learn more about Educational Leadership at

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Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Download no-cost The Art of Read Every Day resources: a poster by illustrator Yuyi Morales; discussion guides (K-2, 3-5); a video interview and read-aloud by the author; and recommended reading.
Copy and Share Resources
  Share this commercial with your parents to generate excitement about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
  Equip parents with great tips for keeping their kids reading all summer long. (English / Spanish)
  10 critical facts about summer reading
  Read for the World Record at a glance
  Get students to pledge to help your school reach its goal for Read the World Record (English / Spanish)
  Help your staff and students to reduce germs and absenteeism
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Now-Jun   Stock up on great summer reads at a warehouse sale near you
May 1   Plan to watch the Math Meets Culinary Arts webcast
May 9-12   Plan to attend the International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference
Jun 11-13   Attend the TEPSA Summer Conference
Jun 15-18   Register to attend the 2014 Innovative Ideas Institute in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jun 22-25   Register for the 22nd Annual Model Schools Conference
Jun 26-Jul 1   Plan to attend the American Library Association Las Vegas Annual Conference and Exhibition
Jun 24-Jul 24   Plan to attend a Reading Summit as a campus team and take independent reading best practices back to your school
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  Donalyn Miller: Cultivating wild readers
  Tips on how to make students text detectives
  How a principal can help students own, read, and love books

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