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    Seattle Super Readers Power Up Over the Summer
    Posted on 09/24/2019
    Kids in superhero masks and capes stand in a playground holding books toward the viewer

    Seattle Super Readers Power Up Over the Summer

    Throughout the summer, the Seattle Super Readers were busy building their reading superpowers. To support student reading, district librarians dedicated their time to keep school libraries open on certain days of the month in July and August.

    Sarah, a Seattle Super Reader spotted at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School, was on track to read more than 50 books by the end of summer break. Greyson and Trillian at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School always looked forward to open library days in the summer, as they were close to finishing up their summer reading list.

    Seattle Super Readers visiting Thurgood Marshall could also read and relax under the large tree that took up one section of the library. Students at Dearborn Park participated in a reading camp called “Read-A-Rama” for two weeks, where they had ample time to charge up their reading superpowers before the start of school.

    The Seattle Super Readers summer reading campaign is part of the third-grade reading goal outlined in Seattle Excellence, the district’s new strategic plan. Literacy is a priority in the plan, which is laser-focused on supporting students furthest away from educational justice, beginning with African American males. In support of this goal, 31,650 books were provided to our youngest readers before the start of summer break. Read about students selecting books for summer reading

    Additionally, an early literacy community work group convened and met throughout the summer. This group will continue to meet throughout the school year to inform the early literacy work. Read about the work group.

    Read more about Seattle Excellence the district strategic plan and Seattle Super Readers literacy campaign.