Wanted: Coyote Summer Readers! 
Summertime is the right time to read! Let's get started! Register for the Henrico County Public Library's Summer Reading Club starting June 1st. Information was sent home on 5/29. Keep track of your reading on the card we sent home (or anywhere), meet the goal of reading for 20 (or more!)days, log in your summer reading online, and have fun!
LIBRARIES ROCK! READ WIDELY! [Widely=lots of genres and multiple formats]

Sign up online for the 
Summer Reading Club with the public library June 1-30. You can keep a written log, but you MUST submit online the days you read to get credit for our school and to have the chance to be entered to win PRRRRRIIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZZES! Track your reading, attend programs, and win prizes this summer! The theme of 2018’s Summer Reading Club is Libraries Rock!, so keep an eye out for great music-related programs and concerts happening at your local library. Qualifying for summer reading prizes has never been easier—all participants who have logged at least some reading will be entered in weekly drawings to win $25 gift cards for major retailers. Wow! Adults, pre-readers, and teens can participate, too! REMEMBER:  You have to submit your summer reading in order for KES to get credit and to be entered to win prizes!

Hey Coyotes!  Kaechele won the trophy challenge by reading the most books last summer! So, c'mon!  What are 
you waiting for? Let's defend our title: Summer Reading Challenge Champs!

But wait, where can you get great books?  
1.  Come by our bbgb Summer Reading Book Fair on June 7th from 4:00-7:00 pm to find the newest titles as well as some great recommended titles to get you started!
2. Visit your public library to check out titles that interest you. The staff at the Twin Hickory Public Library is AWESOME, and they would love to help you find the perfect books for your summer reading! 
In addition to our awesome public libraries, we also want to encourage you to access hundreds of great eBooks using Destiny Discover. Log into Clever using your computer username and password to access great resources like Destiny Discover ebooks, Novelist, and National Geographic Kids.  Looking for more?  Check out the symbaloo below for  TONS of resources! Parents, are you looking for more book suggestions? Check out our PARENTS page for more great resources, and scroll down to another symbaloo at the bottom of the page made just for YOU. 

There are no required reading lists for elementary students, but we challenge you to read WIDELY (from lots of different genres) .  Need help? Please go to the HCPS Summer Reading page to find some fun BINGO boards to help you track your reading. Completion of the BINGO boards is OPTIONAL, but FUN! :-)  

Additional Information for Rising 6th grade students:
    • You will have a MANDATORY Summer Reading assignment. Click HERE to access your assignment. 
    • All students who will take regular English classes will receive a participation grade. 
    • All students who will take advanced English classes will be graded against a rubric.
    • IB Students will also have a MANDATORY Summer Reading assignment, and will choose from a list of required reading. Click HERE for the list and assignment.  We hope to have these titles at our bbgb book fair. 
    • GYSA Students will also have a MANDATORY Summer Reading assignment, and will choose from a list of required reading.  Click HERE for the list and assignment. 

Now that you know where to find great books, get started! REMEMBER TO SUBMIT YOUR SUMMER READING online starting June 1st and ending on August 31st! 

If you are a rising 3rd-5th grade coyote, you can also get a head start on your 2018-19 40 Book Challenge! (A Max of 5 summer reading books can be counted, and must be at or above your reading level.  Click HERE for all the details and to submit your reading. 

So now that you are reading, would you like to win some more great prizes?
 Check out the reading program opportunities below and make your reading count for one or all of these fun programs.
That's right, you can count the same books for all of these reading programs!

Image result for barnes and noble summer reading 2018Barnes and Noble is also offering a great summer program, where you can earn a free book just for reaching your reading goals! 

Scholastic is once again offering the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!  Check it out! 

Bookstore on Cary Street is also offering two fun reading opportunities this summer. 
 Be sure to check their website to sign up and get more details and check out the line up of awesome authors visiting the shop! Our friends at bbgb love when our coyotes come by to find a cool place to read and chat about great books.  Be sure to stop by this summer! 

Then, go by BBGB and pick up a
Where's Waldo Reading Passport.  After you visit each of the local stores in the passport and find Waldo, you will receive a coupon for a donut at Dixie Donuts!  You will also be entered to win an awesome book pack from BBGB! 

Still looking for something to read?

Coyote Summer Reading Symbaloo (below) for some awesome sites, eBooks, and summer reading challenges!

Remember, students should always have the permission of an adult before using the internet. 
Click on any tile below to get started! Questions?  Ask Mrs. Hyman.
TIP: Remember to use your "Type to Learn" User Name and Password to access our Destiny Discover eBooks.  [ex. UN: hcps-smithj1  PW: **** ]

Hey Parents!

What do researchers have to say about the importance of summer reading? 

“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer. And the best predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not he or she has access to books.” 

    - Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne. “Bridging the Summer Reading Gap,” Scholastic Instructor (2003, May/June). 

“Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previous achievement, children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.” 

    - Kim, Jimmy. “Summer Reading and the Ethnic Achievement Gap,” The Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (2004). 

“In a three-year study, researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, found that simply giving low-income children access to books at spring Fairs – and allowing them to choose books that most interested them – had a significant effect, equivalent to three years of summer school, on the summer reading gap.” 

    - Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne. (2003). Addressing summer reading setback among economically disadvantaged elementary students. Reading Psychology, 31(5), 411-427 as cited by Parker-Pope, Tara. (2010, August 2). “Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any book.” The New York Times. 

“Although low-income children actually out-learn high-income children during the school year, they fall further behind during the summer. When it comes to reading skills, low-income children ‘learn nothing’ when school is not in session, while high-income children gain in reading skills during the summer.” 

    - Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers, The Story of Success (2008).