Reading can sound like a laborious task for some students, but it doesn’t have to be! Calvary Christian Academy’s Summer Reading Challenge for Lower School families was designed to help parents and students realize that preventing the “summer slide” can take many different, fun forms. Check out these 40 simple ideas to implement in your household!
Reading can sound like a laborious, academic task for some students, especially over the summer when school is not on the forefront of their minds. But this doesn’t have to be the case!
Whether we realize it or not, words are all around us, and we’re constantly interacting with them. Summer reading can involve so much more than remaining focused on a chapter book for hours.
Calvary Christian Academy’s Lower School Summer Reading Challenge was designed to help parents and students realize that keeping the mind engaged during the summer months can take many different, fun forms while also preventing the summer slide — “the loss of academic skills that occurs when school is not in session and which is attributed largely to the lack of reading” (Scholastic, 2019).
Summer reading can involve so much more than remaining focused on a chapter book for hours.
We hope the following 40 ideas help foster a deeper love for literacy in your home and prepare your child(ren) for a successful school year ahead:
Read an e-book Read a recipe Read a poetry book Read a “how-to” book Read a biography Read a joke book Read a chapter book Read a menu Read closed captions on TV Read a magazine Read a funny book Read a book about animals Read your favorite book Read a book you “think” may be too hard Read a nonfiction book Read a fairy tale book Read a book that rhymes Read a book about sports Read for 30 minutes Read in the grass Read a book with a one word title Read a book about a place far away Read with a flashlight Read to a parent Read outside Read to a stuffed animal Whisper read a book Read in bed Read in the car Read in your pajamas Read in a hat Read past your bedtime Get up early to read Read in your closet Read a book in a silly voice Read to your family during a meal Read a book to a friend Read a book to someone younger than you Read inside a blanket fort Read to a Grandparent
Click here to download a printable PDF of this summer reading challenge!
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