• READS is a reading intervention designed to increase children’s engagement with books over the summer, focusing on grades 1-5.

    What is READS for Summer Learning?

    READS is a reading intervention designed to increase children’s engagement with books over the summer, focusing on grades 1-5.

  • Book Matching: Students participating in READS receive 10 free books matched to their reading level and interests.

    Book Matching

    Students participating in READS receive 10 free books matched to their reading level and interests.

  • Family Engagement: READS participating schools host a Family Night and send parents tips over the summer, helping families support kids' learning.

    Family Engagement

    READS participating schools host a Family Night and send parents tips over the summer, helping families support kids' learning.

  • READS provides training and support for teachers, helping them prepare students for independent summer reading.

    Teacher Training and Lessons

    READS provides training and support for teachers, helping them prepare students for independent summer reading.

  • READS provides unique tools that scaffold students’ engagement with books over the summer.

    Scaffolded Summer Reading

    READS provides unique tools that scaffold students’ engagement with books over the summer.

     

 

Integrating Research and Practice

READS for Summer Learning is a research-based program piloting and studying interventions that cultivate increased literacy engagement and comprehension in students during the summer. We partner with school districts and non-profits to deliver the program in high-need elementary schools. The program is housed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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