Summer Reading

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The OCPS Summer Reading Initiative is designed to fight the “summer slide,” the incident that occurs when students who don’t read over the summer lose a percentage of the reading skills they developed during the previous school year. To combat the loss of these important skills and minimize the amount of re-teaching that must occur in August, Curriculum and Instruction coordinates the Summer Reading Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to:

  • Raise awareness of the summer loss epidemic

  • Provide access to a variety of free resources to support literacy skills

  • Share tips with parents on how to reinforce reading at home

  • Motivate student to read

Students, parents, and educators are encouraged to visit to obtain reading lists by grade level, search for books, apps, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events around town. Students may also access the Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge via this site. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically.