Summer Reading Challenge

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Maintaining an active and developing mind throughout the summer doesn’t have to be a dull affair! The summer offers an excellent opportunity for both educators and students to delve into their passions, acquire fresh skills, and make preparations for the future, all while relishing a respite from the structured school year.


In order to help children boost their reading power over the summer we’ve put together a fun Summer Reading Challenge for both K-5 and 6-12 students (or anyone who loves a reading challenge:) to find and read books across a variety of topics. By engaging in this challenge, students can effectively equip themselves for the upcoming school year, establish a daily reading routine, and nurture a lifelong affection for books.

Download our Grade K-5 Reading Challenge >

Download our Grade 6-12 Reading Challenge >


Looking for some summer PD inspiration to further hone your teaching craft? Check out these 13 Must-Read Books for ELA Teachers from myPerspectives author Kelly Gallagher:


PreK-12 Teachers! Share any of your favorite Professional Development books you are reading this summer with us by snapping a photo and tagging us @SavvasLearning with the hashtag #SavvasSummerReadingChallenge. If you share your photo before our end of August 2023 deadline you’ll be automatically entered to win our random giveaway for a free Savvas Cooler Backpack!*

*Rules and Restrictions Apply > See Official Rules

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About the Author

Walter Rodriguez

Managing Editor & Podcast Host, Fresh Ideas for Teaching