READS for Summer Learning is a summer reading program.
The acronym READS stands for:
The READS program was designed for children in third & fourth grade who may be at risk of experiencing summer reading loss.
The three key elements (“ABCs”) of READS for Summer Learning are:
- Access to books at home, including a widevariety of texts
- Books that are well-matched to each child’s reading level and interests
- Comprehension activities, including teacher scaffolding of summer book reading through end-of-year lessons, summer follow-up phone calls, and family support of summer reading