Summer Reading

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the summer!!   Days full of fun, sun, and READING!   Having your child read books at their level daily for 20-30 minutes will keep their reading skills intact and promote a love for reading!  Please read below to access summer reading resources available to your child(ren).  

Library Summer Reading Program:

Clark Memorial Library is excited to announce that we in collaboration with Beanstacks are announcing our new 2020 summer reading program, "Imagine Your Story."  The Beanstacks program allows our students and adults to log and participate in our challenges online.  Students are challenged to read daily for 15 minutes per day and once they reach 2 hours of reading they will be awarded with a ticket that is placed in our online raffle.  The more hours you read the more chances you have to win our prizes.  Adults must register their children via this website:  clarklib.beanstack.orgOur program begins June 21st but pre-registration is accepted beginning today.  Our program will continue for 8 weeks until August 15th.  If you have any questions please contact the library at:  clarklibrarytech@gmail.com

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/124560/barnes-noble-giving-kids-free-books-summer/?fbclid=IwAR1mADZlmJbRGMRv1Hcazi2NELJug0cGChObz1P4lPbtA9Qer2qHhn1Fy4RY

Get Epic!

https://www.getepic.com/students

Wondering how to keep up with summer reading if your public library is closed?  Try an online library like Epic! Every Richmond student has an account. Click the Epic link, enter Ms. Anderson's class code, and type your name into the Search.  Click on your name/icon and begin searching through the books to make your choice.

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is a collection of children’s e-books, presented in a fun learning format designed to teach children the joy of reading.  Tumblebooks is offered free of charge for the summer through Ask.RI.org.  The website does recognize IP addresses and will only open for RI addresses.  This site will not open if you are on vacation in another state or country.

Teach Your Monster to Read

(Free on computers, Minimal cost for iPad App, Login necessary for Computer Users) Teach Your Monster to Read is a free and paid program that teaches your child the basic decoding skills necessary for reading.  It complements the existing learning programs for young children in the first stages of learning to read; both those who are on track and those who need extra support and motivation.  Children begin at Level 1 and progress at their own pace through three levels of increasing complexity. The series complements stages 2-5 of Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programs. For Computer login, click the link above and type in your username/password (the same one you have been using all year).

Storyline Online: (Free Online.  No Login necessary)

Features famous actors reading children’s books.  Readings are accompanied by illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and many more.

KidLit

Enjoy storytime with authors reading their own books.

Richmond School Library Website

Looking for safe kid-friendly online activities for a rainy day?  Check out what is available on the Richmond School Library Website.

As always, have FUN and build a LOVE for READING this summer! Please bring your completed reading log to your teacher during the week of August 31-September 4. It can be a reading log from the public library, a reading log from Barnes and Noble, or a self-created log! 

Happy Reading! 

The Richmond Reading and Library Teachers