May 2014



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Encourage students to read 20 Minutes, 24/7

The Department of Education is launching 20 Minutes, 24/7 as this summer’s Read!SD reading challenge. Read!SD is aimed at curbing summer reading loss and promoting student achievement. The challenge encourages students to read engaging material for at least 20 minutes a day.

At students can sign and print a pledge to read 20 minutes every day this summer. By linking to South Dakota’s Find-a-Book website, they can also create book lists on topics that interest them, at their reading level. has information and resources for librarians, teachers and parents as well.