What is the Summer Read-a-Thon?
It is very important that children read throughout the summer. Reading skills encompass every aspect of your child’s school day. Numerous studies show that reading over the summer has a direct correlation to school success. The readathon is an incentive program that encourages and rewards summer reading. This program is for students that have learned to read or are learning to read – ideally for students who have finished Kindergarten+.
There are two ways to meet Father Ed’s Read-a-Thon challenge!
Decide which way works best for your family.
Count By the minute:
Use the calendar sheet to record the number of minutes read each day. There are three levels of prizes for reaching 500, 1000, and 1500 minute reading goals during the summer.
Keep track by the book:
Decide if you want to complete the 15, 20, or 35 book challenge. The 35-book challenge has been given to you. If you decide to do the 15 or 20 book challenge, just write that many on the sheet or go to the St. Joseph School website and print that specific sheet off. There are different prize levels for each challenge.
General Guidelines (parents, please monitor) :
- All books should be at the student’s reading level
- Books over 200 pages may count as two selections
- Current Grade 4 and up – All books should be at least 90 pages long
- Have fun with reading and books!