Avoid the "Summer Slide"!
You should try to find time to read each and every day. Research shows students who read during the summer improve or maintain their reading skills. Kids who don't read at all see their skills slip as much as an entire grade level (Heyns 1978).
What can we read?
This Libguide includes suggestions only and books are not required reading. You'll find teacher and student recommendations, award winners and just great reads!
It doesn’t really matter what you read or where you read – just be sure to read every day!
To learn more read this article from School Library Journal HERE.
Cindy Pon is an author of fantasy, science-fiction and dystopian teen literature.
Cindy is also a Chinese Brush artist. When she's not writing or painting, she likes to read, daydream, travel, eat and watch films in the theatre.
She is the co-founder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo and part of the We Need Diverse Books advisory board.
We will welcome Cindy Pon for an in school, or online visit in Spring 2021.
Link to SIS Database Passwords
Every week, the New York Times Online asks participants to choose something in The Times that has sparked their interest, then tell them why. At the end of the week, judges from the Times newsroom pick favorite responses, and they publish them!
SIS subscribes to an online reading platform: Sora by Overdrive.
Login, choose from over 1,000 online ebooks or audiobooks, and download them to your own device.
It's a great way to read from any device, anywhere. You can borrow 2 books at a time.
See Mrs. Elliott if you have questions.
Search for: Pearl River Delta
Choose: Shekou International School
Login: Using your network/wifi/Schoolbase ID and password
Download the app HERE
Need help getting started or using Sora? Click HERE
Audiobooks are a great way to read during the summer.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC 2020 will use Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.
Sync offers 2 NEW books each week, for 14 weeks! Each week 2 new audiobooks are available for FREE download.
Battle of the Books (BOB) is a team reading and trivia contest. Students create teams of 4-6, read the assigned books, and compete in a reading trivia competition! We will meet beginning in Janurary 2021, practice in teams, and then travel to a Pearl River Delta BOB competition. This is open to all students grades 6-12.