Author & literacy expert Pam Allyn kicks-off nationwide Super Reader Road Trip!

It might only be February, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer reading! According to findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, kids read eight books on average over the summer; however one in five 12–17 year-olds and one in five kids in lower-income families do not read any books at all over the summer.

To talk about the critical importance of summer reading, author, literacy expert, and founder of the nonprofit LitWorld, Pam Allyn, is kicking off a month-long Super Reader Road Trip visiting students and educators at schools and events across the country. Pam will be sharing photos and video updates from the road throughout her trip, with insights and tips for making every student a Super Reader this summer.

Starting today, follow Pam Allyn (@PamAllyn) on her reading adventure using the hashtag #SuperReaderRoadTrip on social media. Pam’s road trip stops will include:

  • Nashville, TN
  • Newport, KY
  • Charleston, WV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • El Paso, TX

To learn more about developing students’ strengths to create avid, passionate and critical readers, check out the professional title Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell.

Looking for more Super Reader and summer learning resources? Find videos, articles, downloadables, and more at the Super Reader website and save the date! Pre-registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge begins for educators, librarians and community partners on Monday, April 9th, 2018.

To ignite the power of summer reading, learn more about Scholastic LitCamp and My Books Summer

Image courtesy of Pam Allyn