The 2012 K12 Week Summer Reading Challenge
School’s out! Summer’s here! And so is the Annual K12 Week Summer Reading Challenge! Reading can be done in all sorts of cool places - in the car, lounging in a lawn chair next to the pool, and even while canoeing! The options are endless!
Take advantage of this challenge to keep learning alive during the summer and discover or re-discover how much fun reading can be!
Here’s how it works:
- Yes, it's open to to parents, students, friends, grandparents, and anyone that can read a book!
- Read 12 books over the designated 12 week period.
- The challenge runs from June 11, 2012 through August 31, 2012.
- Participants may join at any time but the goal is to read at least 12 books.
- All books are acceptable --picture, youth, young adult, adult, etc.
- All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc.
- Re-reading books is fine as long as they are re-read sometime during the duration of the challenge.
- Each Friday during the challenge, return to our blog and leave a comment on the weekly challenge post with a short review of the book you read.
- Keep track of your read books.
- At the end of the challenge, post the full list of read books! That should be 12 books total!
To make this even more rewarding and fun, at the end of the challenge, we will be giving away 100 Summer Reading Challenge bookmarks.
To be entered into our random drawing to receive 1 of the 100 bookmarks available:
- Share at least one of your book reviews as detailed above.
- Make sure to leave any comments using your email address (as Guest) or social profile, so we are able to get in touch with you!
- The more book reviews you share, the more chances you have of being chosen.
We will be using an online randomizer to choose the recipients. Please note: we have a limited number of bookmarks available, so once we have given away 100 – that’s it.
And to make it even more enticing to participate, anyone who completes the entire 12 week challenge, which means you have read at least 12 books and have shared at least one book review on our blog every week during the challenge, will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of five K12laptop bags we have available.
Commissioner of the New York State Education Department John B. King, Jr. says that ‘By providing summer reading programs, [we] can provide young people and their parents with the tools necessary to ensure year-long learning success and cultivate a love of reading.’