What is BOOK IT to the CREEK?
Westerly Creek’s summer reading program was created to foster literacy, while raising funds for our school. Students track their summer reading hours and ask friends and family for sponsorship. In the fall we celebrate their success and give out some pretty cool prizes!
The Research shows Summer Reading is Important!
The summer slide is real! In fact, studies show that "regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level, or previous achievement, children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer." (J. Kim 2004)
BOOK IT Goals
Our primary goal is to get EVERY child engaged in this program and reading throughout the summer. We want them to come back to school in the fall prepared to learn! Kids who lose reading skills over the summer can up be two years behind their classmates by the end of 6th grade. We hope it will also help establish reading as a priority and a habit in our kids! In addition to the amazing impact on our kids’ reading proficiency, there is an important financial benefit to BOOK IT. Last year, the kids’ reading performance earned WCE close to $50,000 in donations from parents, family and friends. Please help us do even better this year, and use BOOK IT as a way to teach our kids the value of hard work and giving back to their community.
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