We all know that reading is the foundation of learning. That is why the Austin ISD literacy plan focuses on strengthening literacy both inside and outside the classroom.
A great way to keep your child(ren)'s reading skills sharp during the coming summer months is to take advantage of Austin ISD's Five Book Dive Summer Reading List. We would love for all of our students to participate!
Research shows that when students read at least five books during the summer, they are more likely to retain their reading skills and be better prepared when school resumes in the fall.
This year, we are partnering with BookPeople, Texas' leading independent bookstore, on the five-book dive challenge. Students who complete an optional reading log with the names of the five books they read over the summer can show the log at BookPeople to receive a $5 gift certificate.
Austin ISD students also have access to myOn.com, a digital library with thousands of books that are customized by student interest and independent reading level. Visit tinyurl.com/myonaisd for login information, parent letters and video tutorials. Reading logs will go home the last week of school, students who return the completed reading log to Mrs. Merriman will receive a prize in August!
Timy Baranoff Elementary