Research has shown that students lose a significant amount of skills over summer break. There are numerous public library, bookstore, and online programs designed to promote reading.
Meridian eBooks and Databases:
Login to MackinVia.com with the username meestu and password mustang to access hundreds of ebooks. Also check out our databases:
- Pebblego: Great non-fiction research databases for K-3. Animals, Biographies, Earth and Space, and Social Studies content.
- PowerKnowledge Science: Awesome non-fiction research databases for grades 3-7. Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science.
- WorldBookOnline: Online encyclopedia for all grades. WorldBook Kids for grades K-3, WorldBook Discover for grades 3 and up. Additionally we have WorldBook Living Green and WorldBook Early Peoples. All content can be translated into most languages.
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library: Visit the local library. Sign up for summer reading program. Earn cool prizes. See website for numerous library events.
Scholastic Summner Reading Challenge: Free online reading program for children. Tracks number of minutes read. Has parent resources and printables too.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading: Print reading log. Student reads eight books. When full, visit Barnes and Noble to select a free book.
TumbleBook of the Day: Each day a different children's picture book is read aloud complete with highlighted text. No login required for the book of the day.
ABCya.com: Games and activities provide an interactive way for students to learn. No login required. For students in grades K-5.