Summer Reading Bingo
BTC is preparing for a great summer of reading to combat that summer slide and continue to build our community by way of literacy!
In a 2015 study by the NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association), summer reading loss accounted for a 20% drop in school year reading gains for third grade students and 36% for grade seven students. With the implementation of Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law coming for the 2019-2020 school year, this program can assist our students to retain fluency and avoid the consequence of retention.
Come into the bookshop and set up your customer account.
Choose the Summer Reading Bingo card for your age group. Everyone in the family can play along!
Read 20 minutes or one full book to mark off the categories on your bingo card - some books could even count for more than one square!
Get 5 squares across, down, or diagonal - kids, get a parent to initial your reading!
Bring your bingo card back for a free book coupon (up to $3 value) and get your entry to win prizes from local businesses!
Do it again! There's no limit on the number of entries per customer for the summer!
How it Works
Terms and Conditions: The program runs May 28th, 2019, to August 31, 2019. Free book is only for book items priced $3.00 or less, but includes all book sections and locations. Free book value may not be applied to handcrafted or non-book items. Free book value may not be applied to special orders. Free book coupons will expire on September 30, 2019.
Summer is a great time to encourage and support your child in developing lifelong reading habits, as well as helping to maintain or strengthen their current literacy skills. Joining a summer reading program provides the structure and motivation to keep your child engaged in reading! Reading with your child and to your child is a simple and positive way to prevent loss of reading skills over the summer weeks away from school. If your child’s reading development is not at an expected level for his or her grade level, you have the power as a parent to positively impact your child’s skills this summer. I encourage all parents to consider joining a summer reading program for a fun and structured way to set and meet reading goals this summer. Happy reading!
-- Katherine Anderson, 4th grade
The more we read, the more we engage our brain - the better we are! Now, more than ever, we have data to support what we always suspected- reading for pleasure creates new pathways, engages parts of our brain like nothing else, and makes us better thinkers and learners.
-- Jane Beyer Robrahn, English Dept.
Grandville High School