Contest: How are you mitigating the summer reading slide in your class or community?
UPDATE: CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Project Summer contest:
- Kristin Carter Baczynski (TN)
- Katy Allen (TX)
- Theresa Helm (MI)
Thank you to all who participated! We enjoyed reading your plans to mitigate the summer reading slide in your class or community, and we look forward to reading your entries next year!
Today, our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team kicks off an exciting summer reading contest!
Project Summer is back!
At Scholastic, we work hard to motivate teachers, educators and every caring adult to promote reading during the summer—in their classrooms, organizations, communities and homes—through our My Books Summer program and more. And we know it’s a priority for many of you.
Because we wanted to hear how communities around the country were motivating children to read throughout the summer, we held a “Project Summer” contest last year, where we asked people to tell us about their summer reading programs for a chance to win free books. And we’re doing it again this year.
We had some great entries last year! Samantha from North Carolina told us about her summer camp called Partners in Time, which focused on reading historical fiction aloud to her students. Amy shared her plans to provide highly engaging books to families, and to partner with her library to educate parents on the value of reading to their kids. Now it’s your turn to tell us your exciting plans to encourage your students to read all summer long.
Our Project Summer contest begins on April 18, 2016 and ends on May 9, 2016. For a chance to win 50 FREE My Books Summer book packs and a 50-book collection, enter the contest by submitting your plan to help mitigate the summer reading slide in your class or community in the comments sections below or on the Scholastic Teachers Facebook page. Please provide specific examples and limit your response to 250 – 500 words. (Also, in order to be eligible to win, you must include "#contest" in your entry.)
Three winners will be chosen based on their summer reading plans and will receive 50 My Books Summer book packs and a 50-book collection at the organization of the winner’s choice. The winners will be announced on May 16, 2016.
No purchase required; contest open to all legal U.S. residents, 18 and up. See full rules here.