Top Five Tips to Support Summer Reading
- Choice Matters: The book that your child wants to read is the best book to read right now.
- Celebrate Text: Let your child choose their preferred form/genre of what they read - graphic novels / magazine and newspaper articles / cookbooks / audiobooks / nonfiction - it all counts
- Make Time: Set aside time devoted to reading. Every day.
- Model Reading: Show by example your own love of reading. Share what you are reading and why.
- Read Together: Center family activities around reading.
Family Reading Activities
- Talk about what you're reading. You don't have to be reading the same book to have a book discussion. Here are some questions to help start the discussion.
- Read together. Whether you are silently reading in the same room, or whether you're reading a book aloud, it's more fun to do it together.
- Share an audiobook. It's a great way to pass the time in the car, in the kitchen, or just hanging out in the backyard.
- Celebrate reading. Find new ways to share what you're reading: make a book trailer video / send book recommendations to family and friends / use social media to share what you're reading and loving / draw sidewalk chalk book recommendations
Summer Reading Resources
- Middle School Summer Reading Programs / OBOB, ORCA, and Project Lit lists / Sora Access
- High School Summer Reading Programs / OBOB , ORCA and Project Lit lists / Sora Access
- Online Reading Resources - How to access BSD online resources: Newsela / TeachingBooks / Epic
- WCCLS Youth Access Card - every BSD student has access to public library services like Kanopy Streaming Video / eBooks [Libby/Sora] / Tumblebooks / Mango Languages
Additional Summer Reading Resources
Kacy Smith Paterson - Language Arts and Literacy TOSA
And Jen Blair - District Librarian
Beaverton School District