SUMMER READING PARTNERS

The Summer Reading Partners initiative is designed to curb summer reading loss!

Studies show that summer reading loss can result in economically disadvantaged students falling 2.5 to 3 years behind.  The Summer Reading Partners initiative calls on summer camps, daycares, and other programs that serve PreK – 4th students who are economically disadvantaged to commit to embedding “Drop Everything and Read” time into their program.

2020 Summer Reading Partners

2020 Summer Reading Partners were asked to:

  • Read a minimum of 20 minutes per day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent. Camps are encouraged to get students to read at least 660 minutes.
  • Join the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Adults are also encouraged to join the challenge.
  • Track student reading through the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Students will be eligible for prizes.
  • Attend a training that will provide tools to help embed literacy time in their programs.
Summer Reading Partners Graphic

Outputs

8
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