Read SD



South Dakota's Reading Challenge


The South Dakota Department of Education, in partnership with MetaMetrics®, is coordinating a reading initiative to bolster student reading achievement. 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 and the initiative as a whole.

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
Lexile FAQs
Lexile FAQs – Spanish
44 Things Parents Can Do


State Library E-Resources
Overview of resources available



Summer Reading Loss:

Early Literacy:

Useful Links:

Lexile.com
South Dakota Lexiles
South Dakota JumpStart
Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)
Reading Is Fundamental


CSLP Summer Reading Program 2013