What do you get when you combine research-based reading and writing lessons with summer camp? The answer is LitCamp—a summer literacy program presented with the literacy organization LitWorld and best-selling author Pam Allyn.
While school is out, summer is a crucial time to bolster learning skills by helping students discover the joy of reading. We know from findings in the Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition that on average, kids read eight books 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. LitCamp helps students avoid the “summer slide” and instead make a leap in literacy skills by providing a fun and interactive framework for literacy support.
Right now, we love seeing all of the photos and videos of students reading, writing, and doing daily activities as schools and community partners across the country kick off their own LitCamps. We rounded up some of our favorites, below!
Be sure to share YOUR LitCamp on social media from using #LitCamp and tagging Scholastic. Happy reading everyone!
#CampLit is in full session! We are reading rich literature while focusing on main idea and supporting details! I’m loving the selection of books we have been reading! @Scholastic @DoganElementary #dogannation2.0 #summerLITuation #DoganLiteracy pic.twitter.com/LBBcM4wH38— Brittani Rideaux (@BrittaniRideaux) June 25, 2018