Read SD

South Dakota's Reading Challenge

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As part of the goal for every student to enter 4th grade proficient in reading, the South Dakota Department of Education is coordinating a reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement year round. Read! SD will raise awareness of the summer loss epidemic, share compelling research on the importance of personalized reading activities, and provide access to a variety of free resources to support targeted reading.


Reading Resources:
"Grab a Book, Grow a Mind" Brochure "Grab a Book, Grow a Mind" Poster: 11 x 17
"Grab a Book, Grow a Mind" Bookmarks 44 Things Parents Can Do
Lexile FAQs Lexile FAQs – Spanish
Summer Reading Loss:
Primer on Summer Reading Loss Watch a video
Stop Summer Reading Loss Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading
Early Literacy:
Birth to 3 Every Child Ready to Read Reach Out and Read
Useful Links: South Dakota Lexiles
South Dakota JumpStart Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)
Reading Is Fundamental Overview of resources available