The Summer Reading Challenge is an online way to encourage students and families to read over the summer by logging 20 minutes of reading five days a week.
Each time a student logs 20 minutes they earn a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. Students can create their personal online logins and track their progress as they earn raffle tickets. Register for the Summer Reading Challenge!
Earn Extra Points with BrainGain Questions
BrainGain questions earn even more raffle entries! Reading comprehension is key to keeping reading skills strong over the summer. Every time students log reading minutes, they will have the opportunity to answer a BrainGain question. BrainGain questions range from “Name five words that caught your attention while reading” to “Summarize the story in 3 sentences.”
Keep Learning by Doing Summer Fun Activities
Entertain Your Brain activities offer hands on science, math, reading and writing exploration. On each student’s personal challenge page there is a scrolling bar of Entertain Your Brain activities. With new activities every week, kids and families can explore science activities like “homemade silly putty” and “electricity in your mouth.”
Our reading lists ensure that finding the right book is never a problem. And our outdoor games and activities keep kids off the couch.
Customize the Summer Reading Challenge for Your School
ThinkStretch now offers school and student specific reporting on reading minutes and comprehension activities completed. Our custom option offers you the ability to report on student reading minutes by school, classroom or grade level. You can also review the answers to the BrainGain questions by student.
In addition, schools can create special prizes and rewards for kids. From passes to the front of the lunch line to certificates of success for reading milestones achieved, your school can create a program that works best for your student population. If you’re interested in adding the Summer Reading Challenge for your school, contact Amy Pachera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge!