Summer Contracts & Journals
Resources for Reading Practice Over Summer Break
During the summer months, many students fall victim to the Summer Slide and lose some literacy skills. Encouraging students to read more between the school years helps slow the slide and prepares them for success. With Raz-Plus and Kids A-Z, students have access to thousands of engaging texts in digital and traditional print formats. What a great way to reinforce and build their literacy skills!
ASSIGNING DIGITAL RESOURCES
Step 1 - Assign the appropriate level books to students in your class. Using the Roster in the Student Management area on Kids A-Z, you can place students into groups for easy assigning from the File Cabinet.
Step 2 - Have parents and students sign the Summer Reading Contract. Now your students can log on, read, listen, record, and more! They can even summarize the books they’ve read using the Reflection Journal.
Step 3 - Log on to the Kids A-Z Student Management area at any time and see what your students are reading.
Step 4 - Make sure students have Reading Room access enabled so they can browse books for engaging summer reading at any level.
USING PRINT RESOURCES
Step 1 - Select books for students in your class. It’s easy to keep assignments organized using the File Cabinet.
Step 2 - Have students select which books they want to read from your book list using the Summer Reading Order Form.
Step 3 - Have students turn over the order forms to volunteer book builders who can assemble the books for them.
Step 4 - Have parents and students sign the Summer Reading Contract, and send home the Monthly Reading Report Forms and the Summer Reading Journal so students can log and summarize the books they have read.