Keep Students Reading and Learning
This Summer!

“Research shows that children who do not read in the summer can lose two to three months of reading development while those who do read tend to gain a month of reading proficiency.”

–Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen. The Impact of Summer Setback on the Reading Achievement Gap. The Phi Delta Kappan. Volume 85, o. 1 (Sept. 2003), pp. 68-75.

As summertime approaches, kids look forward to their time off. But there’s one thing kids shouldn’t take a break from over the summer – reading. Try the formula that’s good for schools, fun for the whole community, and exciting for kids:

Host a Summer Reading Book Fair
A: Host a Summer Reading Book Fair
Summer is the best time to offer kids a chance to read books that really interest them. Use a Scholastic Summer Reading Book Fair to kick off a successful summer reading program. It provides:

Access and choice to a wide range of books, including a Hot Summer Reads Table featuring popular titles* like:
Books
Tools and Resources

Tools and resources including signage and access to a complete set of reproducibles developed to make running your summer reading program easy
B: Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge


Developed specifically to encourage summer reading success, this no-cost online program features great tools for educators, resources for parents, and a motivating reason for kids to read.
Parents, Kids, Educators
C: Get Kids Reading for the World Record
Read for the World Record
Like any skill, the more kids practice reading, the better they become. Nothing gets kids excited about books and reading over the summer like Read for the World Record. Kids join their school team, read books, and log reading minutes online in a global effort to set a world record for summer reading.
2014 Goal: 200 Million Minutes


In 2013, 133,000 kids from more than 4,200 schools in 31 countries logged a new world record of 176,438,473 reading minutes!