Prevent Summer Slide by Creating and Sharing Books

We know from research that students on average lose about 20 percent of their school-year gained literacy learning during the summer break. To combat this learning loss, children should be encouraged to read and write over the summer about things that are engaging and interesting to them. 

WriteReader provides an engaging platform where students can continue to grow and develop their creative literacy skills over the summer by writing about their activities. Read below to see how students can be motivated to win fun prizes in our Summer Book Contest!



Writing Prompts & Ideas

Children can write about:

  • Summertime travel
  • Special activities, like camping
  • A trip to the zoo, aquarium or a baseball game
  • Memories from the summer
  • How to books, such as how to make S’mores
  • Creative stories with a summertime theme

Encourage students to use the WriteReader image bank to add images, or use the camera or upload tool to add their own photos into their books!


Book Templates

Kids can create their stories from scratch by clicking the blue + sign in WriteReader, or you can access book templates like the ones below from the WriteReader Template Library.


Template library book links for My Travel Journal and Summer Fun.


Share Access to WriteReader with Families

Students can use their WriteReader accounts from home this summer, you just need to share their login information with families. If you use Google Classroom, simply share the login link, and remind them to sign in with Google Classroom.

If your students sign in using a WriteReader username and class code, you’ll need to share each username separately with families to protect student privacy and prevent them from accessing one another‘s accounts. Find the usernames and class codes in the Users tab of your WriteReader dashboard. Share via a letter home, email, or any digital messaging you use to communicate with families in your class. The class code will be the same for all students.



Summer Book Contest

We would love to see your students’ summer stories! Encourage your students to write from home this summer using WriteReader, then follow the steps below to enter the contest. Here is a letter and release form you can edit to share with families:

Share their books with us by August 30th, and we will select a winner! The winner will receive WriteReader stickers to share with his/her class, as well as 25 hard copy prints of the winning book! Additionally, the teacher of the winning student will receive a FREE premium one year subscription to WriteReader.

To enter our contest, get the book link and share their stories on Twitter or Instagram and do the following:

  1. Tag @WriterReaderapp 
  2. Use the hashtag #SummerLiteracy

Please only share books that do not contain personal identifiable information, unless you have permission from families to do so.

We can’t wait to read their stories and hear about their amazing summers!






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