SUMMER READING PARTNERS

Now in its 4th year, Summer Reading Partners is an initiative organized by the Summer Reading Partners A-Team to help curb summer reading loss for children age Pre-K through 4rd grade. Summer Reading Partner camps are equipped with new skills and literacy tools that enable them to embed reading time and other enrichment into their daily activities.

Sign up now to participate in Summer Reading Partners 2021! Deadline is March 19.

BECOME A SUMMER READING PARTNER!

Ideal Summer Reading Partner programs will serve economically disadvantaged students in grades PreK – 4th and have a program length of at least three weeks. Summer Reading Partners will commit to:

  • Reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent.
  • Connecting students to the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and track student reading through the challenge. Students will be eligible for prizes.
  • Sending representatives to training hosted by the A-Team.

SUPPORT A SUMMER READING PARTNER!

Individuals and organizations that do not coordinate camps and programs can still support Summer Reading Partners! Support from organizations and individuals can include but is not limited to:

  • Providing incentives for camps and programs.
  • Donating children’s books.
  • Sharing literacy materials and resources
  • Reading aloud to camp students (virtually)

To sign up as a Summer Reading Partner or to support a Summer Reading Partner, please complete the Invitation to Participate™ (ITP™) through the Alignment Nashville Portal. You must register or login to complete the form. Please contact lwam@alignmentnashville.org for help.

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NEW SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
2
NEW PREK SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
40
SUMMER PROVIDER STAFF TRAINED
1110
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING

Short-term Goals

Increase the number of students that read 600 minutes by 10% (baseline 56% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)

Increase the number of students that read 660 minutes or more to 30% (baseline 11% from the 2018 Summer Reading Partners Pilot)

80%
of participating camps implement summer reading for 80% of camp duration
80%
Retain 80% of programs from the 2019 pilot

Mid-term Goals

80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet or exceed expected FAST and MAP score from spring on the August test
80%
of participating students for each subgroup meet winter and spring FAST and MAP targets

Long-term Goal


Strengthen Student Literacy

Summer Reading Partners A-Team

  • Elizabeth Atack, Nashville Public Library, Co-Chair
  • Aliya Washington Smith, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Co-Chair
  • Allison Fasig, Project Transformation
  • Che’Ara Dykes, Martha O’Bryan Center
  • Connie Sharp, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Dana Eckman, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Elandriel Lewis, United Way of Greater Nashville
  • Holly Stone, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Jeanne Faine, Lipscomb University College of Education
  • Katie Pattullo, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Lisa Bubert, Nashville Public Library
  • Melissa Spradlin, Book’em
  • Pam Caban, Metro Parks and Recreation
  • Phyllis Phillips, Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Viva Price, Youth Encouragement Services

A-Team Manager: Glen Biggs