Georgia’s Summer Reading Challenge
All students are challenged to read every day this summer, for at least 15 to 30 minutes. Parents and students are encouraged to visit the Find a Book, Georgia website and make a Summer Reading Pledge. Then they can use the site to find book recommendations throughout the summer, all tailored to a student’s interests and Lexile score. (If the child’s Lexile score is not known, the site can estimate reading level based on answers to a few simple questions.)
Suggested summer reading goals for students based on grade levels are:
- K-2 - students: 10 books
- 3-5 - students: 8 chapter books
- 6-12 students: 5 fiction books and 5 non-fiction books
Students need strong reading skills in order to be successful at school and, later, in the workplace. Research shows that students who read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to be successful later in life. Students who fail to meet this milestone falter in the later grades.
“Georgia’s Summer Reading Challenge will provide access to the language nutrition that all children need, year round, to succeed in school," said Arianne Weldon, director of Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade Level Reading. "Use of summer reading resources supports a climate of learning in the home and community during the summer months, and assists as a bridge to the next school year."
Research has found that when children leave the structured environment of the classroom for summer break, many stop reading – and their reading abilities start to slip. Strong readers plateau. Struggling readers fall even farther behind.
Free Online Resources To Support Summer Reading
Through a partnership between myON and Get Georgia Reading: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, all educators, librarians, students, and parents in Georgia have free access to more than 5,000 enhanced digital books this summer. These digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON's award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading growth. During this free summer trial, all readers will share a single account that provides unlimited access to myON's digital books, without the personalization elements.
To start taking advantage of this great resource now, watch a short video and then visit the myON website.
To log in for free:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Campaign for Grade Level Reading
*** Don't cut and paste, Begin typing the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu.***
User Name: fultoncounty
Click "Sign In" , select a book, and begin reading!
Fulton County Schools - 2017 Summer Reading Lists
A committee of media and educational technology instructors worked to compile the summer reading list. The summer reading committee selected titles based on their appeal to students. The goal of the summer reading list is to provide students with a wide variety of books to enjoy during the summer months. Students may wish to read works from other level lists as appropriate. It is our hope that the summer reading list will encourage students to make reading an essential part of summer vacation.
Click on the appropriate school level from the side menu to see our suggestions.