Summer Reading 2020

E. Rivers Elementary, May 2020

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Summer Reading

Please take time to read this summer! It is the best thing you and your child can do!

Reading takes you to far away places, opens your mind to new ideas and explorations, reading improves vocabulary and helps you become a better writer by experiencing the writing styles of different authors.

Best of all, READING IS FUN!!

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Little Shop of Stories Summer Reading Program

Win coupons for free goodies for every 10 hours you read from Revolution Doughnuts, Greene’s Fine Foods, and Butter & Cream. If you make it to 40 hours, you get to attend our Celebratory Pizza and Award Ceremony!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

1. Read 8 books 2. Fill out a journal 3. Bring the journal to B&N to get a FREE book. Click on the link for more details.

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza

This year, kids can build their avatar, make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” in Scholastic Home Base when they read every day!

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Atlanta Pubic Library Summer Reading Program

This year's theme at the Pubic Library is "Imagine Your Story." Please join us online at to participate. This year’s program is 100% virtual and open to all ages so be sure to signup and log your reading and activities online or in the Beanstack app. Also join us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for story time and much more!

Pre-Registration Begins May 15, 2020 via Beanstack.

Read All Summer on MyOn!

You can access over 5,000 books on MyOn throughout the Summer on your APS MyBackpack! There are also over 400 books in Spanish for our Dual Language students! MyOn let's children choose books on their reading and interest level. After students read a book there is a 5 question quiz. As students show they are comprehending what they are reading the MyOn program bumps up their reading level!

Keep Up with the News with MyOn NEWS!

There is a new NEWS tab on MyOn that is FANTASTIC!

Help students grow the skills they need to be literate citizens in today’s digital world with myON News, powered by News-O-Matic. With five age-appropriate news articles delivered every weekday, 52 weeks a year, plus a searchable archive of thousands of published articles, students can stay up-to-date on the latest news, discoveries, world events, sports, and more as they build critical literacy skills.

Rivet APP

Rivet is a FREE reading app with over 3,500 digital books (available on almost any device or the web). You can log in with a G-suite login and select a reading level (1-8). If the reader gets stuck, they can simply touch the word, and the app will read it aloud to them. They can also read to the app to check pronunciation. You can also track how long, and for how many days the child has read.

NEW - Audible APP Added to MyBackPack for Summer Listening

Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert and engaged.

For as long as schools are closed Audible will be available on MyBackpack!

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories including titles across eight different languages that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. ENJOY!!

Interested in Joining the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team?

If you are a rising 4th or 5th grade student and interested in joining the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition, please read these books over the summer! If you would like to receive more information about the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, please fill out this brief FORM.

Even if you are not planning on joining the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, these books are fantastic! I have read the first four and they did not disappoint. They are all nominated for the upcoming Georgia Children's Book Award for 2020-2021.

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This Summer Sign-Up for Camp Wonderoplis-It's FREE!

Camp Wonderopolis® is the FREE online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

Keep kids and families learning together throughout the summer! Camp Wonderopolis can help build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills along the way.

When you register as a Camper (kids of all ages) you'll enjoy learning through wonder—an approach honed by the award-winning!

Don't Forget for Summer Fun! is a FREE site that teaches coding to children of all ages. You can sign up for a FREE account or just start creating!® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

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