Yesterday we had the privilege of hosting a #SummerReaders Twitter chat on @ScholasticEd with author, literacy expert, and founder of the nonprofit LitWorld, Pam Allyn. Throughout the night, Pam talked with fellow educators about the importance and power of reading year-round, including tips for educators to engage students and their families.
Check out highlights from Pam in the Twitter chat recap, below!
To learn more about helping students become Super Readers, check out the professional title Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn & Dr. Ernest Morrell, and don’t forget to enter the Summer Learning Contest, open now through April 25, 2018!
Lastly, don’t miss out… Pre-registration for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge begins for educators, librarians and community partners on Monday, April 9th, 2018.
A2: This is a really important question and fundamental to making lasting changes that will close our summer literacy gap forever. We have to start this conversation much earlier: we cannot wait until May or June. @scholasticed #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A3: The key to getting kids excited is giving them access and voice in their learning. Make sure we are sending them home with books they WANT to read. Find out what they really want to do with their summer as readers. #summerreaders @scholasticed— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A6: A super reader never wants to stop reading. Helping kids get there means we have to embrace the idea of #serious joy in reading: giving kids what they really want to read, not judging them! Not over emphasizing levels! @scholasticed @scholastic #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A7: I also love to read the celeb magazines (yes!) and online blogs especially those by favorite authors. I love poetry! On summer days I love to start my day with a poem from poemaday at https://t.co/WIih2NqsiH. They have a wondrous selection. #scholasticed #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
A7: I love to reread a book I loved already this year. I am going to reread The Hate U Give, which is a brilliant book by @angiecthomas because it is so powerful and important @ScholasticEd #summerreaders— Pam Allyn (@pamallyn) April 5, 2018
Thank you so much for joining us @pamallyn! We learned so much to help our kids get ready for summer! Educators & librarians, don't forget to pre-register for the #SummerReading Challenge on April 9! --> https://t.co/AHYTN90s0f #SummerReaders— Scholastic Education (@ScholasticEd) April 5, 2018