Check out these 15 monthly book clubs your child will love.
Nothing is more exciting than a surprise in the mail! Excite a teen with a book delivered each month. We’ve got something for every ‘tween’ reader, from true stories and graphic novels to classics and new releases. You can also select your own personal favorite titles - or the latest book in your child’s favorite series - with our Build-Your-Own Collection. A unique gift perfect for the 8 to the 12-year-old reader in your life.
Have you ever heard of the summer slide? Are you being diligent about encouraging your child to read over the summer? Please watch this video (created by Mr. Bauhs’s and Ms. Tolzien’s classes ‘18-19) about the importance of summer reading and how much of an impact it has on our students’ success.
This interactive current events app features five high-interest news stories from around the world every day. Colorful photographs, interactive maps, video snippets, and a “read-to-me” option add to the fun! The news stories are child appropriate and best suited for children between the ages of 7-12. They are from serious to just plain wacky! Kids will look forward to reading their news everyday!
Epic is an all you can read ebook library that kids can use to read from any device! It offers a huge array of titles as well as a variety of options for keeping track of reading stats, like time spent... More
Take this quick survey to determine your child’s current stage of reading development. This is a useful tool for identifying reading areas to develop with your child at home.
Are you looking for some fun ways to help your child develop their reading skills using simple leveled books?
Before reading the book- The Picture Walk:
Going on a simple picture walk with your child, before reading the book can stimulate their natural curiosity and spark an interest in the story. By taking a picture walk with your child you are activating their prior knowledge of the book’s topic, discussing new vocabulary words that may be difficult for them to read and basic story structure. Taking a picture walk is as simple as flipping through the book, page by page, without reading any of the words. ... More
The following links discuss many reading topics a parent of a middle schooler may encounter:
Help build a great home library for your child. Click the link and then hit the “Get Started” tab to learn how. Build the Best Home Library for Your Child
Sign your child up to participate in the Scholastic Reading Summer Challenge. Click the link to get more information and sign up. https://www.scholastic.com/summer/about-help/
The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free program designed to be both educational and fun to help prevent the effects of the summer slide—the learning losses that can occur during the summer months.
Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.
Did you know that the Glencoe Public Library has EARLY READERS color coded to help your child find books at their independent reading level?
GREEN DOTS- Are for beginning readers that need help with reading. Level Range- A-C
RED DOTS- Are for independent readers that still need some support. Level Range- D-F
BLUE DOTS- Are for independent readers that can read silently on their own. Level Range- G-I
YELLOW DOTS- Are for students reading early chapter books. Level Range- J- M
**Watch this short video on how to help your child use the 5 Finger Rule for selecting books at his/her independent reading level.
Motivate your child to read this summer by choosing books and activities based on their personal interests. For students in grades K-2.