Summer 2022 Literacy Fun!

Avoid the Summer Slide!

Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to 2 months of reading performance. All children may experience the "summer slide". So how do we prevent the summer slide or even accelerate reading growth?

Here are a few fun ideas to keep learning going throughout the summer!

Check out these free summer reading programs!

The Michigan Learning Channel

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Keep engaged in learning over the summer! The Michigan Learning Channel’s 8-week summer program has everything kids need to continue building their brains and learning key concepts that will help them succeed in school. From preschool to 6th Grade, each grade has 2-3 hours of video lessons per week, plus a fun and interactive activity book. Virtual events and special broadcasts around our 8 weekly themes help pique kids’ interest. All programs are available on broadcast television and on-demand online.

Sterling Heights Public Library

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This year, the Sterling Heights Public Library celebrates reading with its aquatic-themed Summer Reading Program, Ocean of Possibilities. This program runs June 6th to July 22, and will feature reading goals and prizes to inspire patrons to read all summer long. There are programs for babies, listeners, readers, special needs, teens, and adults. Patrons can participate at the Library, or track their progress on an online platform. Beginning on Monday, June 6, visit the library to get your goal sheet or Summer Reading | Sterling Heights, MI - Official Website ( to get started.

All Youth, Teens, and Adults that participate will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. For those participating in-person, turn in your goal sheet by July 22 to be entered into the drawing. Grand prize winner will be announced July 23.

The Youth grand prizes are four tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium + LEGOLAND, a hoverboard, or a $100 gift card to Urban Air Adventure Park. Teen grand prizes are a $100 Visa gift card or an oversized Jenga game. Adult grand prizes are a $100 Visa gift card, an oversized Yahtzee lawn game, or a ladder toss lawn game.

Celebrate the completion of another year of summer reading with a fun outdoor event! It will be held at the Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion. Join SHPL for crafts and ice cream and then stick around for a presentation featuring some scaly critters from our friends at The Reptarium of Utica. Register on their program calendar, or by calling 586-446-2640.

Clinton Macomb Public Library

Summer Reading 2022

All ages are invited to participate in the Clinton Macomb Public Library Summer Reading! You only need to read 45 days this summer to complete the program. Below are a few of the highlights of CMPL summer reading program. Be sure to watch the video above for more information!


  • Read whatever you want!
  • We recommend reading at least 15 minutes per day.
  • Read at your own pace. You may log every day or only when you have reached 15, 30, and 45 day increments. You can log your reading using the calendar below or online.
  • Each time you finish reading for 15 days, you earn a prize. You do not have to read for
  • consecutive days. All children’s and teen prizes must be collected by August 13.


Register for a Beanstack account, or use your account from last summer to participate. You will need your library card to register. Once you have an account, look for the Log Reading button in the upper left corner of the screen. Click it to log your days. You do not have to log every day. You can select multiple dates on the calendar to log but you cannot log beyond today’s date.

Logging on the go? Download the Beanstack app. It is available through both the App store and Google Play and is called Beanstack Tracker. Get instructions here.


This summer we have 14 activities to complete. For each activity you complete, you’ll earn a badge. Earn seven badges and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $75 gift card. All ages may participate in the Activity Track. Winners will be contacted in August after Summer Reading concludes.


Now that you know all about all about Summer Reading, get started! Create your Beanstack account for register for this year’s reading challenge. We also have a paper chart if you would like to keep track of your reading on a paper calendar before you log it online.


Click here to register for Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.
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Pizza Hut Camp BOOK IT!

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Camp BOOK IT! is open to all families with PreK-6th grade students (ages 4-12). Parents set goals, track reading and reward their students, all in their digital dashboard. Use the link below to join their free, digital, parent-led summer reading program to reward your child's reading all summer long. They can read books, magazines, eBooks and anything fun. Track your child's progress by entering their reading progress in their digital dashboard for June, July and August. When your child meets their goal, move the slider all the way over to receive their certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza in your email.

Scholastic Home Base

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Scholastic Home Base is a safe, free, 3D interactive world that celebrates favorite stories through book-based games, live author events, and a large community of readers.


Dive deeper into favorite worlds and discover new stories by exploring Home Base.

Read and listen to book excerpts for hundreds of Scholastic's bestselling titles. Visit dedicated areas for bestselling series such as Wings of Fire, Dog Man, I Survived, The Baby-sitter’s Club, and more. Get sneak peeks of upcoming books and go behind the scenes of popular series.


Interact with Scholastic stories in new ways through book-based minigames, multiplayer activities, and other digital interactive experiences. With more than 20 unique single-player minigames and 8 multiplayer games, there’s always more to do. Whether it’s action, puzzles, strategy, or word games, they’ve got a challenge for every type of gamer.


Connect directly with Scholastic authors during LIVE events in Home Base. Discuss favorite books with other readers via the newsfeed and live, filtered chat. And express creativity through writing and sharing stories and comics. In addition to 24/7 moderation for safety, the Home Base admins model and encourage positive digital engagement, providing a great introduction for kids to internet safety.

Use the link below to join Scholastic Home Base!

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Title 1 Literacy Support Program at our School

Our mission at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student with a safe and nurturing environment to grow as responsible citizen, becoming a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors. At Dresden to help provide our students with a quality educational experience, we have two Literacy Coaches, Mrs. Pfeifer and Ms. Young, and a Para-Educator, Mrs. Daguanno to work with students daily to help support their individual needs in literacy. If you ever have any questions about literacy, do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are here for you!

"Reading is a passport to countless adventures!" - Mary Pope Osborne