SUMMER READING PARTNERS

Studies show that summer reading loss can result in economically disadvantaged students falling 2.5 to 3 years behind by the end of elementary school. The SRP Sustain A-Team’s Summer Reading Partners aims to  reduce summer reading loss. This initiative calls on summer camps, programs, daycares, etc that serve PreK – 4th students who are economically disadvantaged to commit to becoming Summer Reading Partners by embedding a minimum of 20 minutes of literacy time into their daily activities at least 4 times per week.

SUMMER READING PARTNER CRITERIA

Ideal programs will serve economically disadvantaged students in grade PreK – 4th and have a program length of a minimum of three weeks. Programs will commit to:

  • Read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day through the duration of the program. Literacy time can be read-aloud or independent reading.
  • Send representatives to a half-day training.
  • Connect students to the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and track individual student reading activity through the challenge.

Organizations and individuals can also support Summer Reading Partners. Support from organizations and individuals can include but is not limited to:

  • Provide incentives for camp/program participants
  • Book donations
  • Volunteer Read Alouds to camp students

Interested in helping? Contact heather@alignmentnashville.org

8
NEW SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
2
NEW PREK SUMMER READING PARTNERS RECRUITED
40
SUMMER PROVIDER STAFF TRAINED
1110
STUDENTS PARTICIPATING
80%
Retain 80% of programs from the 2019 pilot
80%
of participating camps implement summer reading for 80% of camp duration
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