More Free Summer Reading Resources
The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a global campaign dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books.
The program website features an online community and fun reading activities for students, such as an interactive reading minutes log and book recommendations; summer reading tips and articles for parents; and free resources for educators, including:
||A dashboard to track student reading progress
||Create-and-share reading lists
||Printable reading logs
||Resources for Spanish-language speakers
The Scholastic Summer Challenge officially kicks off on April 27 at 1 pm (EST) with the "WordGirl Definition Competition," a free, live webcast for classrooms.
Registration for the webcast begins March 9, but you can visit the Scholastic Summer Challenge website and sign up now to receive email reminders about important program dates.
Summer Reading Challenge Lets Students Shine
Keep your students reading and ready to learn with a little friendly competition.
In 2010, the Read for the World Record program inspired more than 110,850 kids from over 5,500 schools in the United States and 120 countries to set a summer reading record of 52,710,368 minutes! (View the 2010 stats.)
Your students can join this year's global reading team to help set a new "Summer Reading World Record" for the most minutes read. From May 1 through August 31, 2011, schools will compete to log the most reading minutes and earn a place in the record books.
It's a fun, easy way to help students practice and build reading skills over the summer. Students simply choose books they want to read, log their reading minutes at www.scholastic.com/summer, and watch their minutes add up. Plus, you can track your students' combined reading minutes to see how your school stacks up compared to other schools around the globe.
If the 2011 global team breaks the current world record, the new record will be published in the 2012 Scholastic Book of World Records and feature the top 20 schools that read the most minutes.
This year's challenge begins May 1, but you can pre-register your students beginning April 4.