To help Cobb students and families beyond the school walls, Cobb media specialists launched a new Cobb Summer Reading website.
Knowing that reading prevents “summer slide” and helps maintain learning gains made throughout the year, the Media Leaders Team (MLT) was motivated to make continued reading throughout summer as easy as possible for parents and students. So the MLT think tank of CCSD media specialists, which is led by LME Supervisor Holly Frilot, analyzed data from last year’s summer reading program and brainstormed ways to improve the experience for both students and parents. The website was born as a “one-stop shopping” for the many resources available to keep kids reading.
The Cobb Summer Reading Website highlights include:
- Links to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge where students log minutes
- Information and FAQ for parents in English and Spanish
- Suggested reading lists and links to award-winning book lists
- Links to reading resources, including the free digital reading program for Georgia through MyON
- Links to Cobb Digital Library, a wealth of age-appropriate, high-quality learning content for students
- Information about events at Switzer Library
- Information about the importance of summer reading and suggestions about how to make it a habit
- Easy viewing on laptops, tablets, and phones
Some Cobb schools are providing localized summer reading support, but make sure to check in with your local public library to learn about their summer reading events.
First, check out the Cobb Summer Reading website and then grab a book and start reading! Stay tuned for more updates this summer!