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Summer Reading Together Explosion


Summer Reading Together logo: stylized sun wearing dark sunglasses in blue circle with words Summer Reading Together, Learning Ally


Learning Ally’s Summer Reading Together program is already helping thousands of students avoid summer slide!  Just since June 1st:


  • More than 3,000 students reading

  • More than 500,000 pages read

  • More than 500,000 minutes read


Students are having a great time exploring fun lit and even LEARNING over the summer.  Click here to watch the video recommendation posted by one of our enthusiastic participants:


Young boy with crewcut and dark-framed glasses smiles as he holds up his tablet with the book Private Pilot Maneuvers displayed


Look for more exciting news from our students as the summer goes on!  To learn more about the program (and share the information with teachers and families who may want to join in the fun), click on this link:


Colorful graphic of celebratory confetti and streamers rising up from festive party hat-like cones


Metrics Update for this week:


  • Our readers increased to 209,389


  • We’ve had over 141 million pages read--an increase of 65% over last year for school readers!


  • We had 46,058 reading at frequency*


Happy Summer, and Happy Reading, everyone!


*at frequency = students are reading books multiple times during the school year, with a general target of thirty times (more for lower grades, less for upper grades).  Our data shows that most of these students read for at least 20 minutes each time.