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Summer Contracts & Journals

Summer Contracts & Journals include resources for critical reading practice over the long summer break. These resources offer chances for students to identify, log, and write about the books they read.

Contracts

We all know children lose literacy skills over the summer. But the skill loss can be avoided if students are encouraged to read over the summer. Now, Raz-Plus and Kids A-Z can help. By using the resources on both sites, students get to read a book in four different modes: listen, online read with word support, online read without support, and traditional book format. What a great way to reinforce and build their reading skills! And it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 to set up!

On Raz-Plus

Step 1

Assign the appropriate leveled books to each student in your class.

Step 2
Have students select books they want to read from your book list using the Summer Reading Order Form.

Step 3
Students turn over the order forms to volunteer book builders who can assemble the books for your students.

Step 4
Have parents and students sign the Summer Reading Contracts, and send home the Monthly Reading Report Forms so students can log the books they have read.

Let Kids A-Z Help Too!

Step 1
On Kids A-Z, use the management tool to assign the appropriate level books to each student in your class from the Raz-Plus book list. Name their assignment Summer Reading.

Step 2
Have parents and students sign the Summer Reading Contracts. Now your students are all set to log on, read, listen, record, and more!

Step 3
The Kids A-Z management system tracks student reading so you can log on at any time and see what and if your students are reading.

Step 4
Make sure students are enabled for Reading Room access so they can browse the bookshelves for engaging summer reading at any level.

Summer Reading Contract (Student)
Agreement signed by student and teacher that states student will read for 30 minutes each weekday during summer vacation.

Summer Reading Contract (Parent)
Agreement signed by parent and teacher that states parents will read and discuss books with student 30 minutes each weekday during summer vacation.

Summer Reading Order Form
Titles of books a student wants to read over the summer from teacher’s assigned list.

June Summer Reading Report Form
Tracks student reading through the month of June.

July Summer Reading Report Form
Tracks student reading through the month of July.

August Summer Reading Report Form
Tracks student reading through the month of August.

Summer Reading Journal
Log of book summaries of texts read over the summer.

Summer Memory Book
Writing activity to summarize events over the summer.