The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is now open for teacher, public librarian, and community partner registration!
Is your school new to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge? Here's what you need to know:
Now in its 12th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the "summer slide" by encouraging kids to read over the summer. Beginning May 7th, kids can log their reading minutes online, earn digital rewards when they complete weekly reading challenges, and access free resources including videos and printables.
Every year, kids participate in the Summer Reading Challenge together on behalf of their school, public library or community partner organization. Pre-register the students in your class or group now, and they'll be all set to start reading on May 7th.
This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the theme is A Magical Summer of Reading. Our brand-new, mobile-friendly website features the artwork of Jim Kay from the Harry Potter Illustrated editions.
Need to register for the Challenge? Just go to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website at scholastic.com/summer and log in with your Scholastic credentials, create a new account, or sign in with Clever. Once you've logged in, you can access your Classroom Dashboard to add your class (or multiple classes). You'll be able to track your students' reading progress all summer long, and edit or print class lists as needed. (Teachers: Make sure you hand out all student account credentials before the end of the school year.)
The Summer Challenge site includes free resources for educators:
Free printables, like a reading pledge, a reading log, motivational letters to send home to parents, and reading certificate to help your students make a reading commitment and stick to it
Book lists for all ages, including downloadable versions in English and Spanish
Videos featuring authors reading aloud from their titles, educators and experts
At the end of the summer, we’ll recognize the “Best in State” schools in all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. territories, along with the Top 10 Libraries and Top 10 Community Partners. Each winning location will receive a Celebration Kit, complete with a special plaque and other fun materials to help them host an end-of-the-year event.
Last year, kids read over 138 million minutes. Visit scholastic.com/summer to learn more and sign up today!