Summer Reading - Ideas for Promotion and Engagement
Handy Hints to promote your Summer Reading Program to students & parents:
Include a note in the last school newsletter “Attn: Parents!” with instructions how to sign in and add this same info to the school website.
Remind the kids at the final assembly – offer incentives, make it a competition with prizes or awards. (time for students to catch up on books they ran out of time to read in class).
Audiobooks are great for long car journeys. Reluctant readers can enjoy the story no matter what their ability, or the whole family can listen together.
Create fun activities to engage the kids over the Summer: make a blog, remind them to visit the local library, run a photo competition: – where is the weirdest place you’ve read a book these holidays…?
Encourage the habit of a lifetime love of reading for leisure.
Summer Reading Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Lfisxz9d8
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Tips to promote
Teacher / Librarian ideas:
Set the challenge to read stories from around the world
Encourage puzzle books or word scrambles / games
Set challenges or competitions with prizes to win: Who can read the most books over Summer? / Can you read a book a week?
Create quizzes on books to read over Summer
Suggest a project to do or make after reading a series…..and take photos.
Check out this Pinterest checklist for more inspiration: https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/571605377704800763/
*Wellness Collection Subscribers:
For senior students remind them of the Wellness Collection - to help support Mental Health and Wellbeing over the long Summer break.
Not a wellness subscriber? view the collection here: https://www.eplatform.co/uk/wellness/
Ideas for kids
Random Read Challenge – choose a random book – you might love it!
Write your own story where you are the main character from your favourite book.
Become a film critic! Read a book and then watch the film to compare over the holidays.
Take photos of different places you have read – in a tent, at the beach, on a picnic blanket in the backyard, under a tree, or even in a cosy spot inside on a rainy day.
Read subtitles when watching TV or a movie, it’s still reading!
Review a family favourite Audiobook
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And here’s a few practical ideas:
**Parents: you can help ensure your children are finding their perfect comfort setting for reading on a device. It’s simple, takes just 2 minutes and is something you can do together. Once set it remains with the student’s login no matter what device they read on.
These Settings were created especially for Dyslexic and visually impaired readers but can enhance every reader’s experience.
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