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2018 Summer Reading Opportunities!
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Monday, June 04, 2018
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Related Files: Summer_Reading_Parent_Sheet_for_Audio_and_eBook_Use_2018.pdf

Lots of Summer Reading opportunities in 2018!  

All links for summer reading are also available on Destiny's homepage for your convenience.  

#1--Access Destiny Discover app if you are a returning GCS student for 2018-2019 going into 2nd grader or higher by logging in to your Destiny account.  Many new eBooks and now audiobooks were just added for 2018 summer reading.  A handout with instructions to download the Destiny Discover app and your student's Destiny crediationals should have been sent home on the last day of school.  Click the Related Files link above for a copy of the handout.  Contact Mrs. Rice from the Learning Commons homepage if you need your Destiny credentials. 

#2--SSYRA 2018-2019 lists are available, so get a jump start on reading next school year's nominees so you will be ready to vote in the spring.  SSYRA Jr. (Grades PK-2) list here.  SSYRA Grades 3-5 list here.  SSYRA Grades 6-8 list here.

#3--Libraries Rock! summer reading program with the Florida public libraries.  They offer weekly prizes and more, so be sure to check out their program here.

#4--ReadQuest by Renaissance, the founder of Accelerated Reader 360, has made ReadQuest Day into a year round reading program.  Access their toolkit here for printout and ideas to keep your child reading all summer long.

#5--Story Time from Space: Have an astronaut read a picture book to your child from the International Space Station for a fun mystery reader one day. Click here

There are lots of other options and ideas to be found to encourage your child to read throughout the summer.  You could try finding some on Pinterest or internet searches.  These are simply five suggestions to get your started and really all your might need.  The one we would love for your child to use if going into 2nd grade or higher is reading or listening to our collection of digital titles via Destiny Discover app.  As little as 10 minutes a day will help your child build vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension, and avoid having them regress any while on break for just over two months.  If you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Have a safe and terrific summer!

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