PCSD English Language Arts

Summer Learning Opportunities

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What are some fun literacy activities we can do as a family?

Doing activities with your children allows you to promote their reading and writing skills while having fun at the same time. These activities for pre-readers, beginning readers, and older readers includes what you need and what to do for each one. These activities have been developed by national reading experts for you to use with children, ages birth to Grade 6. The activities are meant to be used in addition to reading with children every day.
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Is there a website that my student can practice their literacy skills?

Freckle is a great resource to use at home!

Freckle is an online learning platform that allows students to practice Math and English Language Arts at their own level. Freckle continuously adapts to each student’s individual skills, so each student is getting the appropriate challenge, whether they’re working at, above, or below grade level.

Do you want to hear books read aloud?

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Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world.

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

What are some projects that will keep students reading, thinking, and growing?

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Cooking to Boost Literacy Skills

Try these fun interactive ways to boost literacy while teaching the important life skill of cooking! From writing lists, to reading the recipe, and growing vocabulary, cooking is a great activity for summer learning!
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Encourage Writing

Summer is a great time for students to practice their writing skills in fun, creative ways!

Write post cards and letters to friends and family you haven't seen in a while.

Go on a nature hikes and keep journals about interesting things you see and turn them into poems later! Find more great ideas like these to sharpen writers' skills at the website below.

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Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza

With Scholastic's interactive summer reading incentive program, students will continue to read over the summer while earning virtual rewards!

Local Libraries

Each of our local Paulding County Libraries offers fun activities for students throughout the year. Check your local library website for fun programs and activities to keep your students reading during the summer and all year long!