Yesterday @ScholasticEd hosted a Twitter chat with Scholastic author and Founder of LitWorld, Pam Allyn. We asked Pam all about helping kids become #SummerReaders, from explaining why it is so important for kids to read when school is not in session, to helping them to get excited about reading and how to get families and the community involved. At the end of the chat, Pam also shared some of what she plans to read this summer: books, magazines, poems and more.
To learn more about helping students become Super Readers, check out the professional title Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell, and don’t forget that pre-registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for educators, librarians and community partners begins on Monday, April 9th, 2018.
Below is a recap of the chat:
A2: This is a really important question and fundamental to making lasting changes that will close our summer literacy gap forever. We have to start this conversation much earlier: we cannot wait until May or June. @scholasticed #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A3: The key to getting kids excited is giving them access and voice in their learning. Make sure we are sending them home with books they WANT to read. Find out what they really want to do with their summer as readers. #summerreaders @scholasticed— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A6: A super reader never wants to stop reading. Helping kids get there means we have to embrace the idea of #serious joy in reading: giving kids what they really want to read, not judging them! Not over emphasizing levels! @scholasticed @scholastic #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A7: I also love to read the celeb magazines (yes!) and online blogs especially those by favorite authors. I love poetry! On summer days I love to start my day with a poem from poemaday at https://t.co/WIih2NqsiH. They have a wondrous selection. #scholasticed #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A7: I love to reread a book I loved already this year. I am going to reread The Hate U Give, which is a brilliant book by @angiecthomas because it is so powerful and important @ScholasticEd #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
Thank you so much for joining us @pamallyn! We learned so much to help our kids get ready for summer! Educators & librarians, don't forget to pre-register for the #SummerReading Challenge on April 9! --> https://t.co/AHYTN90s0f #SummerReaders— Scholastic Education (@ScholasticEd) April 5, 2018