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Read MOre, Missouri!

Read MOre, Missouri!

“Read MOre, Missouri!” is a summer reading challenge to help students and their parents choose reading material students will enjoy. There are many ways to select the texts to share with children—school and public librarians are a great resource and there are numerous book lists.  The goal is to engage children with books—lots of different kinds of books (or magazines, short articles, even websites). 

We encourage you to help your students discover the joy of reading for pleasure during the summer. On the “Read MOre, Missouri!” site you’ll see links to help your child find texts, but there are many more ways to engage children in reading.  While writing vocabulary words and tracking a story’s main idea may be one way, allowing your child to chose texts of interest and discussing what he or she likes about the text is another more engaging way to help students meet the deeper literacy standards included in the Missouri Learning Standards. Literacy is important skill for becoming college and career ready – one of the goals in the Top 10 by 20 initiative. Find details here.

Boy reading book