[kids-lib] Summer Reading News #2: how to get more certificates and sweepstake entry forms, summer food site info, myOn login info, and more

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jun 24 13:14:13 PDT 2013

Oregon summer reading certificates are available to download and print online (http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/oregon.srp.certificate.aspx#Download___Print_Certificates  or order hardcopies by emailing Ferol Weyand at ferol.weyand at state.or.us<mailto:ferol.weyand at state.or.us>.
KATU's AM Northwest is promoting participation in public library summer reading programs and the summer reading sweepstakes, We Dig Summer Reading and Saving for College . I still haven't heard the details of the media package, but here are a few things:

*         The first TV spot which includes an interview with one of last year's winners: http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/We-Dig-Summer-Reading--Saving-for-College-Summer-Reading-Contest-210106771.html

*         The KATU summer reading page: http://www.katu.com/amnw/sponsored/thinkbig/205463161.html

*         Order more summer reading sweepstakes entry forms by emailing Kathy Griffin at KGriffin at tiaa-cref.org<mailto:KGriffin at tiaa-cref.org>

The Summer Meals website is up-to-date so your low-income patrons with children under 18 years old can find free lunch sites this summer: http://www.summerfoodoregon.org/

All Oregon libraries have free access to online books this summer via myON. Thanks to a partnership between the Oregon Department of Education and myON BOOKS, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to thousands of digital books, giving families an opportunity to share rich, grade-appropriate, literacy experiences together regardless of socioeconomic status, access to a local library, or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home. Please share this resource and opportunity with your communities and help build a strong reading culture in Oregon this summer!

*         Go to: www.myon.com<http://www.myon.com>

*         Click on "Log in now"

*         Type in Oregon Readers for the "School name"

*         Type in read for the username

*         Type in read for the password

*         Learn more by emailing Carla Wade at Carla.Wade at ode.state.or.us<mailto:Carla.Wade at ode.state.or.us> or Drew Hinds at Drew.Hinds at ode.state.or.us<mailto:Drew.Hinds at ode.state.or.us>.

Summer slide info-graphic: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/books-help-kids-beat-the-summer-slide_b71386.

Article on summer reading research by Matthew Boulay, founder of the National Summer Learning Association: http://www.oregonask.org/articles/research-summer-learning-loss. Some key points are:

*         the average American student - with data aggregated across subject area, grade level, student socioeconomic background, gender and racial/ethnic identity- experiences summer learning loss equal to one-tenth of a standard deviation, which equates to about one month's worth of math and reading/language knowledge on a grade level equivalency scale (Cooper et al., 1996)

*         The strongest and most consistently reported finding in the literature on seasonal comparisons is that inequality in cognitive skills emerges primarily during the summer months and is closely linked to family economic status (Downey et al. 2004; Entwisle and Alexander 1992; Alexander, Entwisle and Olson 2007; Heyns 1978; Cooper et al. 1996; Burkam et al. 2004)

*         the primary source of cognitive inequality lies in children's disparate home and community environments, not the school environment.

*         the "summer shortfall over the five years of elementary school accounts for more than half the difference" of the achievement gap between high and low SES at the start of ninth grade (Alexander, Entwisle, and Olson 2007, P.175).

*         Her study revealed, however, a strong relationship between learning and the amount children read; whether measured by the number of books read or the amount of time spent reading, the amount children read was the single activity that Heyns found consistently influenced achievement independent of socioeconomic class or race.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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Summer Reading 2013 at Oregon libraries<http://libdir.osl.state.or.us/>!
Find a summer food site<http://www.summerfoodoregon.org/>.

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