Summer Learning Enrichment

  • Plan your summer around great DPSCD learning! The Offices of Literacy and Mathematics recommend great resources to keep students learning during the summer. From remediation to enrichment, it is important for our students to keep active over the summer. In collaboration with our blended learning partners we are offering several summer enrichment challenges.  

    DPSCD Summer Learning Challenges!

  • Grades 9-12 Achieve3000 Challenge

    Visit Achieve 3000 to read thousands of non-fiction articles and to improve lexile levels.  Students who complete the most activities will be eligible to receive an awesome prize!

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  • Grades K-8 myON Reading Challenge

    Visit myON to interact with thousands of enhanced digital books.  The top 5 students with the most reading minutes will be rewarded with a Kindle Fire tablet.

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  • Grades K-8

    On i-Ready, students can practice reading and mathematics skills.
    All students who pass at least 15 reading or 15 mathematics lessons, from June 24 to August 9, will have their name entered in a drawing to win an Amazon Gift Card!

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  • Students in Grades 8-12 can also continue their learning using Algebra Nation and Khan Academy.  Although, there are no challenges for these platforms, student engagement will result in growing mathematics and/or skills over the summer. 

  • Summer Reading! 

    We are very proud of the literacy accomplishments our students have made this school year! The teachers, students and families have worked very hard to ensure our students Rise Up and Read More! In order to ensure the positive energy and enthusiasm continues, we highly encourage families to try the strategies below to keep their children reading all summer!  

    • Read everyday
    • Ask your child questions about their book
    • Encourage your child to write about the books they are reading
    • Set summer reading goals. Specify how many books you want to read by summer’s end and stick to it.
    • Listen to read-alouds or audio books
    • Practice high-frequency word lists or research difficult vocabulary words
    • Make frequent trips to the library
    • Utilize blending online learning platforms: myON, i-ready, and Achieve
  • Build Knowledge Through Summer Reading

    DPSCD has adopted high quality ELA curriculum for grades K-12. EL Education for grades K-8 and My Perspectives for high school. Grades K-8 have four modules listed by topic and grades 9-12 have six units of study. We encourage parents to leverage the list below and create a summer reading routine utilizing the topics and book titles in the grade level students will be going to in the Fall.  The more exposure a child gets on an upcoming topic the better they will be able to read and comprehend the texts in their reading class. Please use our Recommended Summer Reading List for books that are aligned to these topics or choose your own!

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Recommended Summer Reading Lists and Module/Unit Topics