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Summer Reading Opportunities
  • Make reading a regular part of your daily home activities. Let your child see you reading for real purposes and enjoyment.
  • Help your child set goal of reading 5 chapter books / 15 picture books
  • Talk to your child about what he is reading. 
  • Ask open-ended questions such as “What do you think about that story?” and “What would you have done if you were that character?”
  • Visit the public library! Help your child get his or her own library card.
  • Allow children to select their own books. Giving students a choice of reading material is critical. Not only are the kids more motivated to read the books, but the words and facts they learn build on knowledge they already possess
  • Read to your child regularly, even after your child is able to read books independently.
  • Listen to your child read. Use strategies to help your child with tricky words. For example, when your child comes to an unfamiliar word, you might say, “Skip it and read to the end of the sentence. Now try again, what makes sense and looks like the word that you see?”
  • Praise your child’s efforts at reading.
  • Set reasonable limits for “screen time,” including television viewing, video game playing, and Internet.
 DCPL Summer Reading Program 
 Free Access to Digital Books! 
This summer, students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day—every day—beginning May 6, 2019.

myON includes:
  • More than 13,000 enhanced digital texts from Capstone and over 60 other publishers, as well as daily news articles.
  • A library searchable by genre, topic, and target Lexile® range to engage students with just-right texts.
  • Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, and informational texts that appeal to a variety of ages.
  • Flexible reading scaffolds: audio narration to model fluency, highlighted text, and embedded dictionaries.
  • Spanish and dual-language titles.
Getting Started is Quick and Easy!

Check out this short video with your students for tips on finding and reading great books on myON! Then follow these simple steps to access the myON platform.

1. Go to: www.myON.com

2. Click the Log In Now button and enter the following information:

3. School Name: Get Georgia Reading - (Begin typing the word Get and select from the                                                                                  drop-down menu.)
    User Name: dekalbcounty

    Password:    read

4. Click on the "Sign In" button, select a book and start reading!

 Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program, Grades 1-6 

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal. Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.

2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1-31, 2019. Find a Store

3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the journal.
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