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 Georgia’s 2014 Summer Reading Challenge


Find a Book Georgia
 
Help Every Child Find Great Books to Read This Summer!

Challenge: Read every day for at least 15 to 30 minutes.

 

Suggested Goals:

Grades K-2 Students: read 10 books

Grades 3-5 Students: read 8 chapter books

Grades 6-HS Students: read 5 fiction books & 5 non-fiction books


The Council of Chief State School Officers, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, is coordinating a national, state-led summer reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement during summer break. The purpose of the “Chief's Summer Reading Challenge” is to

• raise national awareness of the summer loss epidemic,

• share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities, and

• provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading and the initiative as a whole. 

Georgia is proud to join this initiative and challenge Georgia students to read every day during the summer break.

 
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Summer reading loss occurs for most children during the time that children are not in the formal learning environment and are not engaged in any form of educational activities during the summer.

 

 

Summer reading loss can be minimized.  Research shows that children who read during the summer do not have to suffer this reading loss and may even show some growth in their reading ability.  

• Harvard University Professor Dr. James S. Kim has demonstrated that when students read a minimum of eight high interest, ability-appropriate books over the summer, their reading skills grow as much as students who attend summer school.

Citation: Kim, J.S. (2005). Project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer): Results from a Randomized Field Trial of a Voluntary Summer Reading Intervention. Paper presented at Princeton University, Education Research Section, November 7, 2005.

 

“Find a Book, Georgia” is a great way to generate personalized reading lists using a student’s Lexile score.

• Georgia’s students receive a Lexile measure on their CRCT or CRCT-M Reading reports or on the Ninth Grade Literature or American Literature reports.

• Remember a Lexile measure is a measure of text complexity only.  It does not address the subject matter or text quality, age-appropriateness of the content of a reader’s interests.  The Lexile measure is one piece of information that you can use when selecting books.

 

Get Started Now:

  • Go to Lexile.com/fab/GA

  • Submit your Reading Challenge Pledge

  • Create a personalized reading list

     
Find a Book Georgia
 

 Contact Information

 

Melodee Rose Davis, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment Research and Development

Phone: 404-657-0312

Email: medavis@doe.k12.ga.us

 

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