Make Summer School Part of Your Yearlong Literacy Plan

Engage Students, Expand Teacher Capacity, and Increase Test Scores

Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Content Areas

SUMMER SEMESTER is an intensive reading intervention using close reading of informational text with nonfiction writing to develop academic vocabulary, background knowledge, and test preparedness and proficiency. Project-based learning stimulates and challenges students to read like detectives and write like reporters. Students build knowledge of the world they live in today and acquire literacy skills for tomorrow. This results-oriented summer curriculum is designed to prevent the summer slide.

Students will:

Start Teaching the Common Core State Standards

  • Read deeply from the leveled Science or Social Studies libraries
  • Read broadly from a leveled library of literary text
  • Choose their own topics to research
  • Perform daily structured writing tasks
  • Self-publish nonfiction books
  • Expand their vocabulary and content knowledge

Teachers get a day-by-day, easy-to-follow Teacher Handbook and the Common Core State Standards-based Independent Reading Level Assessment® (IRLA), making formative assessment possible—every day. It all adds up to success for students AND teachers.

Summer Learning for Teachers

Teachers increase their instructional effectiveness as they implement the CCSS three instructional shifts. With highly scaffolded modeling and guided practice, teachers learn to integrate the Common Core State Standards into their daily classroom practice.

  • One-day, on-site workshop included with purchase of five or more modules (up to 20 participants)
  • Two-hour webinar workshop included with purchase of four or fewer modules (up to 5 participants)
  • Five-day Summer Semester Professional Development for $12,500

Next Generation Assessments

American Reading offers educational solutions to meet the PARCC and Smarter Balanced Content Frameworks. Learn more about how you can prepare your students with collections and materials built on the Common Core State Standards.

Sharing Success With Summer Semester

Pasco County School implemented Summer Semester during their Extended School Year Summer Reading Camp for third graders.

Watch this video of their taking ownership of their own learning as they researched animals to "introduce" to the Florida Aquarium, and created and illustrated a book on their animal.

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Available Themes & Levels

More than 50 Science and Social Studies thematic units are available for grades ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Common Core Formative Assessment

Two Languages, One System. ARC’s State-of-the-Art Formative Assessment Framework built on the CCSS.

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IRLA Starter Kit

Know Where Your Students Are and What They Need to Do Next

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Summer Learning Loss

Take-Home Kits
(30 Students)

Available in English, Spanish, or 50/50

Book Bags:

Grades K-5 receive Elementary Book Bags and Grades 6-11 receive Varsity Book Bags

for 30 students

Spanish: $675.00

50/50: $625.00

Take-Home Kits
(15 Students)

Available in English, Spanish, or 50/50

Book Bags:

Grades K-5 receive Elementary Book Bags and Grades 6-11 receive Varsity Book Bags

for 15 students

Spanish: $340.00

50/50: $315.00

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