Summer Grades 6-8 Take-Home Kit Read for a Better World ™
Take-home books and student activities keep kids engaged during summer!
Inspire empathy and a love of reading with high-interest paperback choices for middle schoolers. Includes two biographies, a book of poetry, a novel, a graphic novel, and a narrative nonfiction title, as well as a journal for response and reflection.
- Billie Eilish: The Rise of a Superstar
- Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A to Z
- Lizzo: Breakout Artist
- The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
- The NBA Playoffs: In Pursuit of Basketball Glory
- Read for a Better World Reflection and Response Journal
- COVID learning loss resources for families
Strong literacy skills are an essential part of education. Learning loss over the summer is a challenge educators, students, and family members face annually. On average, students lose about one month of learning over the summer. By the fall of 2021, due to the global pandemic, students are predicted to have lost three months to a year of learning as a result of school disruptions. Home-based summer reading programs can help!
The Read for a Better World Summer Reading Collection is one tool families and educators can use to keep students engaged over the summer. To build these kits, we reached out to experts including principals, superintendents, librarians, reading specialists, and master teachers to deliver a variety of reading experiences while keeping a theme of diverse perspectives front and center. These books and activities support social emotional development, provide opportunities for reflection and encourage student voice. IDEA Sheets include activities to increase family involvement in their child’s education, including writing exercises, extended learning and discussion prompts.
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