As part of the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back, as kids reach designated minute milestones in the Summer Reading Challenge, they’ll unlock book donations from Scholastic with help from United Way to kids with limited or no access to books.
There are three major minute milestones this summer, and the more minutes kids collectively enter, the faster they get 200,000 books into the hands of kids in need.
You can use the Minute Manager to organize readers and track reading progress all summer long! Kids can enter minutes beginning Monday, May 6 until the Challenge closes on Friday, September 6.
Then, beginning Saturday, September 7 to Friday, September 13, you'll be able to use the pencil icon next to each child to edit reading minutes as needed. Need help? Please contact Scholastic Customer Service at 1-866-826-8834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: If you participated in the Challenge last year, you may see reading groups from 2018 in your Minute Manager. To hide these groups, click the MANAGE CLASSES button. Then, on the right-hand side above the class you wish to hide, click the CLASS SETTINGS drop down, and select ARCHIVE CLASS. When you return to your Minute Manager, that group will no longer display.
Looking for a new book to recommend this summer? This year, we'll be sharing a different book excerpt each week, to help readers find a new book to love! Check back each Monday for the latest reveal.
Once kids begin entering their minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge in May, pins will appear on this map highlighting the top locations in each state. You'll also be able search for your public library or community partner organization (or any other group that's participating)!
By Dr. Sayantani DasGupta, The Serpent's Secret author
Health, in its fullest definition, is a sense of wholeness – an ability to move through this world knowing you and yours are loved, valued and celebrated. Librarians (not to mention teachers, coaches, neighbors, friends – anyone who has the opportunity to share stories and celebrate reading with young people) are then also in the business of health. Stocking, reading, sharing, recommending and celebrating stories in which all our children can see themselves are practices of healing, a way to write a healthier future for our world into being.
Browse these recommended titles for readers across all ages, and professional books for the continuing learner. All books are available for purchase through the Teachers Store Online—just click BUY NOW to add the titles to your cart.
Send kids home with these free downloadable resources, aimed to encourage reading all summer long!
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