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10 tips for getting your kids reading this summer (infographic)
In early May, this year’s edition of Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge has launched. The program was created to give schools and families an engaging – and completely free – way to encourage children to read during the summer.
The theme for this year’s edition is “Reading Under the Stars”, and is sponsored by Eveready, the producer of flashlights and batteries. Families will be encouraged to discover new and fun ways to explore reading outside.
Whether you are a kid, a parent, or an educator, you can join the program right away. Kids can get involved in setting a new reading world record. Last year’s participants set the record of 176,438,473 minutes read.
Parent will have a chance to explore free book lists, activities, and tips, as well as stay connected with the Reading Timer App. If you are an educator, you can enter for a chance to win 50 books.
Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Scholastic, says:
We know that the more children read, the more they succeed and time spent with books is especially important during the summer months so students return to school ready to tackle more challenging texts.
The infographic below was developed by the Scholastic designers to help parents easier find convincing ideas to get kids reading. Aim for 11 books, be a reading role model, and go beyond the book!
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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