Many children, especially struggling readers, forget some of what they’ve learned or slip out of practice during the summer months. Use these resources to help your reader improve their reading during the summer and beyond.

Middle School Readers


Provides students with an opportunity to preview upcoming coursework in their language arts class.

Middle School Summer Reading


High School Readers


Studies show that reading for pleasure has a significant positive impact on academic performance.

High School Summer Reading


Find Reading Resources


Take advantage of already established summer reading programs for students of all ages and interests.

Community Reading Programs


Benefits of Summer Reading

Reading during the summer continues to support the advancement of literacy and academic performance by fostering a love of reading. Our new model emphasizes:

  • Reading for enjoyment
  • Learning to select motivating and engaging texts
  • Becoming a reader with broader interests
  • Developing into lifelong readers

Families can support this goal by encouraging reading, providing access to texts, and helping students to find regular time to read.

Top Strategies Parents Focus on to Encourage Reading at Home:

  • Taking children to the library or helping children select eBooks online
  • Limiting screen time
  • Finding a new series that your child likes
  • Building reading into daily summer schedule
  • Reading the same book as your child
  • Purchasing books
  • Taking books on road trips or vacation