Thursday, May 15, 2008

May is Get Caught Reading Month!

"The love of reading takes center stage this month as "Get Caught Reading," the Association of American Publishers’ popular reading promotion campaign, heads into its ninth year. The campaign, which centers on celebrities and public figures "caught reading" favorite books, has grown beyond its original framework to encompass a Spanish-language component, ¡Aja! Leyendo, and a new audio book component, Get Caught Listening, to be unveiled soon" (from the Get Caught Reading website).

Posters, activities, and reading lists are available on the Get Caught Reading website to celebrate. But, other wonderful resources are also available.

The ReadWriteThink website has lesson plans, web resources, and projects specifically for Get Caught Reading Month.

Reading Rockets has a new webcast devoted to summer reading: "Research shows children lose one to three months of learning during the summer, and that loss can be compounded every year. For millions of low income kids, that delay impacts their likelihood of attending college or even earning a high school diploma. Join Ron Fairchild, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning and Dr. Loriene Roy, president of the American Library Association as they discuss how to make the most of summer learning"(from the Reading Rockets website).

School Library Journal's lastest list of book reviews are out just in time to help us choose great books to read over the summer. The lists are divided into books for grades preschool - 4, grades 5-12, graphic novels, and there is even a professional book list so teachers can Get Caught Reading over the summer, too!

Happy Reading!

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