Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge
Research shows that children who do not read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that the loss has a cumulative, long-term effect on them. But reading just six books, at the appropriate reading level, over the summer can prevent that “summer slide” and keep a struggling reader from regressing. In response, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) sponsors a Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge to encourage each participating student to read six books, at their appropriate reading level, over the summer months.
Ways to participate!
Recently, Beth Duda led a conversation outlining the Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge as part of the second installment of the GLR Campaign Learning Conversation series.
To avoid the “summer slide” in our region, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partnered with 83 summer camp providers and summer learning academies to encourage reading and engage the kiddos in creative ways to foster curiosity and a love for reading.
The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading kept track of the number of children who participated in the challenge and the number of books read. In partnership with the public school systems, iReady scores were used to determine the amount of summer gains or losses in reading for those who participated through a Suncoast Summer Book Challenge Site.
Grab a notepad, and watch the 50-minute webinar to learn how you can upload the Summer Reading Challenge into your #GLReading community or view the PowerPoint presentation.