Bright Futures Begin with Summer Reading
We love Summer Reading! • Because we • Meet children • Help find good books • Play games • Provide fun programs • Give prizes!
Kids have fun! But they also • Maintain reading skills • Do wholesome activities • Grow intellectually • Have a creative outlet
Each year • We see an increase in kids who participate in summer reading programs This year • We want even more children!
Insert PSA hyperlink here. • Go to http://www.cslpreads.org/ • You will need to create a username and password if you have not already done so. • Go to “Programs,” then “Children’s Programs,” then “PSAs.” • Save the file to the same folder you have this PowerPoint. • Insert the PSA file into your PowerPoint • Delete these instructions. • Note: PSAs are usually available in late March Find solutions @ your library!
Promoting to kids • Fliers • Media announcements • Classroom visits Backpack pic here
Why we need Summer Reading 18% of kindergarteners 28% of 1st graders 28% of 2nd graders 23% of 3rd graders 36% of Hispanic 3rd graders Ending the school year reading below grade level in 2008
Why we need Summer Reading 33% of 1st graders 46% of 2nd graders 37% of 3rd graders 52% of Hispanic 3rd graders 43% of kindergarteners Beginning the school year reading below grade level in 2009
Our Summer Reading Goals • Register 10% more children • Or (what number) more children
Meeting our Goals Register 10% more children • Visit Classrooms • Talk to Educators • Talk to Community Partners
Meeting our Goals You can help by • Helping us provide books • Providing small prizes
Meeting our Goals You can help by • Getting children to programs • Volunteering • Add a summer reading link to your website
Add your information or link here. Here’s how kids can get signed up:
Bright Futures Begin with Summer Reading Your name Your phone number Your web address