Alabama Summer Learning Challenge

Make Time for Learning this Summer!
Posted on 05/11/2020
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Our state has partnered with some of the nation’s top education organizations to offer the Alabama Summer Learning Challenge, and these “FREE” resources to help minimize the summer-learning-slide.

These resources are easy-to-access online and hopefully will encourage continuous learning throughout the summer by students, while they are away from our classrooms:

 

  • The Lexile-based "Find a Book, Alabama" tool offers students over 260,000 book selections. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range and interests. Students and parents can also check availability of books at local libraries. They can also pledge to read throughout the summer by using this tool (https://fab.lexile.com/fab/alabama/). Children, parents, and educators can also pledge to read using the "Find a Book, Alabama" tool starting May 1st. We encourage all students to pledge to read. 
  • The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge also includes a FREE email-based math skills program for children who have completed 1st through 8th grades. Parents and other summer care-givers can begin registering for the program today.  Starting Monday, June 19th, parents will begin receiving daily emails with fun activities and resources to help their children retain math skills acquired during the previous school year.  After the program ends, parents can print an award certificate to celebrate their child's summer accomplishment! 
    • This summer, Stride by Fuel Education is FREE to all students in the state from May1 to July 31.  Prevent "Summer Slide" with a cool blend of online math, reading, language arts, and science skills practice, spectacular video games for every student interest, and peer competitions to pass the lazy summer days.  Students may access the Stride learning platform online anytime, 24-7, on tablets, PCs and Macs. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning. Need help? Contact FuelEd Customer Support: 1-84-Go-FuelEd (1-844-638-3533) 
    • High-interest literature is critical to sparking a student's love for reading, especially in the formative years. With Big Universe by Fuel Education, you can access 18,000+ leveled eBooks and balanced literacy tools available 24/7 on any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other computer. Powerful search functions help identify eBooks by genre, grade level, Lexile, and other filters. Big Universe will be FREE to all students in Alabama from May 1 to July 31. Register and login at https://www.fueleducation.com/alsummerlearning.
    • Parents can also make learning fun this summer for students by utilizing the great opportunities and events at Alabama’s local libraries. See more information at http://www.publiclibraries.com/alabama.htm.

    Parents, education supporters, and others in your local community needing more information can also visit the official Alabama Summer Learning Challenge webpage at:https://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/summer-learning.aspx  




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