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Summer Reading and Mathematics Resources

The summer is an important time for our students' learning. Here are some free reading and mathematics resources parents and families can use with their children.

Reading

California Recommended Literature List
A searchable database of a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve in all disciplines.

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The "Find a Book, California" tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on their Lexile range, grade level, and/or personal interests. The Find A Book program is a national, state-led summer reading initiative sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers.

The "Find a Book, California" program also includes additional free resources for parents:

Mathematics

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The Summer Math Challenge, designed for students who have just completed grades 2-5, is a free, six-week, email-based math skills program is available by registering at Quantile Summer Math Challenge. From June 23 to August 1, parents receive daily emails with fun activities and resources designed to help kids retain the math skills learned during the previous school year. In addition, visit Quantile Summer Math Challenge daily to learn about weekly math concepts, how to earn badges, and to print out a certificate at the end of the challenge. The Summer Math Challenge also includes additional free resources:

Questions:   Craig Cheslog | ccheslog@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0800