ALLenReads encourages the entire community read the same book or set of books. The grant provides copies of the selected books to all campus in Allen ISD, and the students have access to community events related to the books.
Students reluctant, struggling, or unable to read over the summer have their reading skills improved through a take home bag of books for the summer. A wrap up for participating students takes place in August.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students will have the chance to read about current topics, as well as, expository, poetry, and other assessed genres. Comprehension, fluency, and advancement in reading are a bonus.
Students receive a weekly Scholastic News subscription which helps to build phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. Scholastic News Online will also work well with Spanish translations, videos, and text-to-Speech audio.