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A Magical Summer
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Thank you for participating in the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

Please be sure to download your class lists of reading minutes by October 31st!

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Click the pins below to see the location with the most minutes read in every state. You can also search for any participating school, library or community partner organization by zip code!

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PODCAST

Summer Short:
Picture Book Read-Alouds


We know from research that reading aloud is one of the best ways to turn kids into lifelong readers, and we’ve asked A LOT of talented authors to read aloud from their work. On this episode of Scholastic Reads, we stitched our picture book read-alouds together into one short episode that’s perfect for 3- to 8-year-olds! 

PODCAST

Summer Short:
Middle Grade Read-Alouds


We know that reading aloud with children is one of the most important things adults can do, and it shouldn’t stop once they can read on their own. According to data from our recent Kids and Family Reading Report, the frequency of reading aloud drops off significantly after children turn 5, and again after they turn 8. But kids between the ages of 6 and 11 overwhelmingly reported that they still enjoy being read to! In the spirit of those findings, on this episode of Scholastic Reads, we shared five read-alouds for 8- to 12-year-olds.

 

Book List


Browse these recommended titles for readers across all ages. All books are available for purchase through the Teachers Store Online—just add the titles to your cart!

Harry Potter Activities

Do your students love Harry Potter? Get them excited for a magical summer of reading with these classroom activities!

 

 Things That-Must-Not-Be-Named

 Wizard Quick Draw Challenge

 Trivia Tournament

 Wizard Charades

 Who Have I Transformed Into

RESOURCES

Send your students home with these free downloadable resources, aimed to encourage reading all summer long!

 

 Book List (all ages): English and Spanish

 Reading Log: English and Spanish

 Reading Pledge

 Certificate of Achievement

 Letters to Parents (English): Welcome, Reminder, Halfway There, Congratulations!

 Letters to Parents (Spanish): Welcome, Reminder, Halfway There, Congratulations!

 

For additional summer reading resources, including tips, tools and book lists, visit our friends at Reading is Fundamental!

VIDEOS

Looking for professional development? Hear from top Scholastic authors and literacy experts on a variety of topics including:
classroom management, independent reading, family engagement and more!

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