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Encourage Reading All Summer Long

According to Irish writer, Sir Richard Steele, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
When children do not read during the summer months, research suggests they may lose up to
three months of reading ability. Additional research supports growth in reading skills when a
child is presented with opportunities to listen to books or stories. Interacting with text helps
children develop important background knowledge which, in turn, fosters engaged, independent
While CCSD does not mandate nor assess summer reading, we strongly encourage children,
along with their families, to participate in reading for enjoyment over the summer. Georgia
Department of Education has provided an opportunity for students to read throughout the
summer months. Students can access quality books online with the intent to nurture the love of
reading. “Get Georgia Reading” offers a valuable resource called myOn by Renaissance that
provides access to over 6,000 book titles, as well as daily news links, activities and suggestions
for parents and children based on reading levels and interests.
This summer opportunity is available to students from May 6th through August 31st. Follow the
steps below to enjoy reading and the activities that are available to students all summer.


Check out Resources HERE