Spring Into Summer Reading Program

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As a part of our commitment to summer reading, the SCSD provided free starter libraries to every elementary student across the district.  The school district has purchased
10 books for every K-5 grade student in the district to encourage them to read over the summer. Reading and staying academically active during the summer months is extremely important and together with the community we challenge our students to read these 10 books and more this summer!

We also encourage students and families to participate in summer reading programs offered at local libraries.  As partners in the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, we recognize the importance of summer learning in boosting children’s reading proficiency. We believe in the power of summer learning opportunities to accelerate academic achievement, support healthy development and enrich the lives of our children. Working with our community partners, we want everyone to encourage our children to read and to talk about the books they are reading.  For students looking for great books, the International Reading Association publishes annotated lists of kids’ favorite books.  Take a look at the list and challenge yourself to read as many as you can this summer!

SCSD Spring Into Summer K-5 Book List
IRA Summer Reading List K-6
IRA Summer Reading List 7-12

With the distribution of the books and information and advice for parents the school district is hoping to reverse the “summer slide”. Research has shown that as much as 85 percent of the achievement gap between students from low-income and high-income families can be attributed to the loss of reading skills during the summer.