Read Up is a campaign to promote reading and give parents tools to help their children get more from what they are reading. A joint effort among the Madison Metropolitan School District, United Way, Madison Public Library, Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) and the Madison Reading Project, Read Up helps prevent “summer slide,” where students experience a loss of learning during the summer months.
These strategies, which align with Common Core State Standards #1 and 10, ensure that students can find evidence and detailed information in their reading.
Read Up collaborated with United Way of Dane County and the Madison Public Library to pilot a Read Up program in two Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) recreation sites in the summer of 2014 and 2015 to help prevent “summer slide,” where students experience a loss of learning during the summer months. The Read Up program brought additional staff support to infuse recreational activities with literacy enrichment and provide reading buddies from the Schools of Hope program and the Morgridge Center’s Badger Volunteers to students in the afternoon recreation programs. We plan to continue this program in future summer programs as well.
Before you pull out your camera, read over these reading strategies and practice them. These simple strategies help children get the most out of their reading.