Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer. Now in its seventh year, the Summer Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they Read for the World Record. The top school with the most minutes read/logged will win a school visit from Dav Pilkey, the bestselling author of the Captain Underpants series. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will receive recognition in the 2014 Scholastic Book of World Records. The top 20 schools (along with the top school in every state) will also receive a “Reading Plaque” to display at school and a badge for their websites.
Kids can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital rewards, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, find great books to read, and more. Help bridge the school-to-home connection and keep kids reading all summer long!
• Register students for the Summer Challenge
• Track students’ reading progress throughout the summer
• Email parents to let them know students are signed up for the Summer Challenge
• Check the interactive map to see how many minutes other schools have read
• Download summer reading book lists
• Use the Classroom Participation Guide to incorporate the Summer Challenge into lesson plans
Are your students up for the Challenge? Register students here.
Summer Reading Book Lists by Age
Summer Challenge Activities
Summer Challenge Resources
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