Mayor’s Reading Challenge
Join the Mayor’s Reading Challenge and help promote literacy in our community. The challenge is open to adults, children and schools. All Tucson-area school districts are participating.
Register here to keep track of your reading progress. Read what you like and have a good time! (Tucson Moves a Million Miles registrants DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER again).
Another great resource for reading is Literacy Connects, which supports the development of core life skills through essential literacies, including reading. The organization offers many literacy programs for people of all ages.
Teachers Can Register Entire Classrooms
When signing up for the Mayor’s Reading Challenge, be sure to check the box that says you will be entering records for others. Once registered, you will be able to enter reading times and titles for each student. We’ll do the math for each student and even tally your classroom total. Have fun with the challenge and compete against your fellow teachers or other schools.
Showcase Your Most Avid Readers:
These are book reviews, not book reports – not an assignment, and not an assigned book, but the child’s thoughts on a book they recommend to other children. We are relying on teachers to recommend students for consideration and submit the text of their book reviews, which the child should be able to read in 50-55 seconds.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to videotape every child’s book review. Children who are selected will be videotaped at City Hall, sitting in the Mayor’s chair, on one or two Friday afternoons. Book reviews will air on Channel 12 and be available online at Tucson12.tv.
Book reviews should begin with, “Hi, I’m (first name) and I read (title of book) by (name of author) as part of the Mayor’s Reading Challenge,” and end with a sentence recommending the book.
Questions? Contact Karla Avalos-Soto at 791-4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating in the Mayor’s Reading Challenge!
Improve Reading Skills, Comprehension and Confidence
(Courtesy of Pima County Public Library)
There are many reasons to improve your reading; whether you’re a student wanting to improve your grades, a job seeker looking to improve your skills, or a caregiver looking forward to reading with others, ReadStrong will help you achieve a higher level of reading.
Drop-in on a ReadStrong session to improve your reading skills. Students in grades 4-12 and adults are welcome to attend these free sessions at the library, where the focus is on improving reading skills and reading for fun. Each session will be facilitated by a specially-trained tutor who will help developing readers to build confidence and get motivated all while in a relaxed setting.
Make Way for Books Offers Early Literacy Programs
Make Way for Books (MWFB) gives children a chance to fall in love with books and reading, providing all the resources needed to successfully foster the development of early literacy in children from birth through age five. MWFB envisions a community in which all children enter kindergarten with the necessary early literacy skills to be successful in school and throughout life. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit works directly with more than 100 childcare centers and preschools, providing evidence-based early literacy programs that clearly are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children.