Bring your books on break! The Clark County School District (CCSD) encourages students to continue building their reading skills over the summer months. Students should read throughout the day, all summer long, at least 30 minutes a day. Students can read books, magazines, comic books … any reading counts!
Remember, reading includes much more than just books. Here are 100 ways to make reading more enjoyable. Parents and guardians are invited to gather fun ideas for establishing consistent family reading routines from three University of Family Learning videos.
CCSD is proud to partner with the public libraries in Southern Nevada on the Summer Challenge. Your local library offers a variety of online resources, activity
ideas, and books to keep all students Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 12 engaged all summer long. Students can earn points for reading and completing other fun activities.
Students receive prizes for completing each level and are entered to win awesome grand prizes. The CCSD school with the most student participation will receive a trophy.
James E. and A. Rae Smalley Elementary School, 2021 Summer Challenge Winner.
Share photos of your child or family reading this summer and you could win an Amazon gift card!
Post photos, including student’s first name and CCSD school, on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook - settings must allow public view) using hashtag #ReadwithmeCCSD. Or photos can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your photo might be selected to win an Amazon gift card!
Any picture of your child or family reading could be a winner!
The resources below will help parents or guardians and students find reading materials that will engage their interest and help spur critical thinking. Please recognize that using the resources below is voluntary. Not every book selected suits every student. Parents or guardians should be engaged in the selection and discussion of reading material to ensure appropriateness of topics and texts for their students.
The Nevada Department of Education and Renaissance are partnering to support reading for all students by providing access to myON digital literacy resources for Kindergarten–Grade 12 through June 30, 2022.
Thousands of enhanced digital titles (fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and more) at a wide range of reading levels are included in myON Reader. Flexible reading scaffolds and student-centered literacy tools support close reading and writing skills.
Access myON Reader
Access your school library and online resources including eBooks, online databases, and open educational resources.
Access Destiny Discover
Check out books suggested by Nevada’s students. Go to nevadalibraries.org/NYRA.
Check out books from the American Library Association Children and Young Adults Awards Lists. Go to ALA American Library Association.
Learn about the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) happening across Southern Nevada! Watch Vegas PBS STEAM Camp, scheduled to air this summer on Vegas PBS Channel 10. Episodes will also be available online at vegaspbs.org/steamcamp. Children who submit a video or photo of themselves completing the STEAM challenge featured in the program will receive a PBS KIDS summer learning kit, comprised of a new book and PBS KIDS swag, while supplies last!
The Clark County School District Board of Trustees, Superintendent, and staff hope you have a safe and happy summer, with lots of time to read!