Eliminate the summer reading slide

Kids Read Now partners with school districts to close the achievement gap by providing a proven summer reading program. Our formula is simple: Read a book, get a book, all summer long.

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Our successful summer reading program

is driven by five key pillars.

Choices

 

Empower participating families with choices throughout the program.

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Challenges

 

Keep students and parents motivated with challenges at each step of the program.

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Rewards

 

Entice students to read with rewards and incentives.

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Parental Engagement

 

Keep parents engaged throughout the program with weekly outreach.

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Results

 

See results. Kids Read Now collects, analyzes, and shares data at each stage of the program.

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Ready To Get Started?

 

Kids Read Now is proven to effectively reverse the summer reading slide and start students on a journey to better grades and a lifelong love of reading.

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How
It Works

Program Preparation

Students with teacher, select 9 books they want to read

Parents provide summer contact info, and agree to help with summer reading

Families attend reading night and receive first 3 books

Summer Engagement

Students read a book and talk about it with parents

Parents engage – responding to texts/calls/email – what book was read

Read a book, get a book. All summer long

Why does childhood literacy matter?

 

Kids Read Now, in collaboration with many authors has created a book to explain the importance of childhood literacy. Click the link below to request your copy today, and if you are an educator, you get a free copy.

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