Increase Family Engagement with Read and Rise

Read and Rise is a national Scholastic literacy initiative that reinforces the practical things all families can do to ensure their children become strong readers and learners. Together, schools and families practice literacy skills to encourage a love of reading and promote academic achievement.

Scholastic Read and Rise program is designed to support schools with their family engagement goals by:

  • Helping families foster the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that support children’s literacy development
  • Engaging families through fun, literacy-based events
  • Preparing children for reading and learning development
  • The Book Fair and the Family Engagement Program are the two components of the Read and Rise program and work best when offered together during a Family literacy event. If you choose, you may run these components independently.

Create a Family Centered Literacy Event Beginning with a Book Fair

The Scholastic Read and Rise Book Fair - These reading events run for one week and include time for student and faculty previews, Family Engagement Program, and the Book Fair shopping experience.

Easy Each Book Fair is delivered in rolling cases that move easily and can lock each day. The Book Fair is easy to set up and display in any school location, and can be hosted by 3–5 family or staff volunteers.

Affordable The Book Fair contains hundreds of high-interest books as well as quality ethnic and multicultural titles with many titles priced below $5 to ensure that all students may participate. All purchases benefit the host school!*

Age Appropriate Scholastic offers three Book Fairs designed to accommodate most school types:

  • Elementary School Book Fair (grades PreK–5)
  • Middle School Book Fair (grades 6–8)
  • Combined Book Fair (grades PreK–8)

*Schools hosting a Read and Rise Book Fair will receive a percentage of the total revenue, including purchases made with Title 1 and grant funds.

Family Engagement Program

The Family Engagement Program Costs $149*, you’ll receive:
  • Online Facilitator’s Guide
  • Event Promotional Reproducibles
  • 30 Read & Rise Family Guides**
  • 30 Buld-a-Book Kits
  • Online step-by-step Facilitator Training Video
  • And more!
*The program cost is $4.99 per student and must be purchased in sets of 30, for a total of $149.70.

Additional sets can be purchased to accommodate larger groups.

**Materials in Spanish are available upon request.

During the Family Engagement Program , adult family members gain a deeper understanding of the important role they play as reading role models.

Part 1
Family Literacy Workshop (30 minutes):

  • Features facilitated discussion and high-quality, research based informational resources for families to use at home
  • Offers parents and family members a chance to talk about how to create literacy-rich home environments
  • Uses everyday activities to build children’s literacy skills

Part 2
Klutz Build-a-Book® Activity (30 minutes) :

  • Families apply their knowledge, creativity, and storytelling skills to create their own original books
  • Reinforces the language and literacy skills reviewed during the Family Conversation.

Build-a-Book Can be Hosted Anytime During the School Year as Part of a Book Fair or As a Separate Event.

Klutz Build-a-Book® Activity - 30-Kit Class Set for $95!*

*Price is per 30-kit pack and may be purchased with Title 1 funds, school purchase orders, or Scholastic Dollars™. Price does not include shipping. Please allow 15 business days for delivery. Individual kits retail for $6.49 in Book Fairs.

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Scholastic seeks the involvement of businesses and other organizations, which are encouraged to sponsor Scholastic Read and Rise Book Fairs in schools that have never hosted a Book Fair for students and their families.

If your business or organization would like to participate in the Read and Rise program by sponsoring a school or multiple schools, please call (800) 874-4809, ext. 8294, or email us at