Free summer reading program for your class and school
by Alan Haskvitz
National Teachers Hall of Fame
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

Awesome Stories is offering a tremendous deal for free. Teachers can enroll and track the summer reading of their entire class. I did say free. You can even enroll the entire school. The program is interactive and the stories are interesting and Common Core assignments can be applied. Even if you are off for the summer it would be worthwhile to investigate this site.

Remember that this is all without cost. The site even has a calendar of important dates and reading activities that could be used to make each day a teachable moments. You can use this site for flipping an assignment, blended learning, or just to get students excited about reading. Try this one, Animals as Defendants in Court and the true story of a pig put on trial for murder. The readings have an abundance of primary source material as well and that helps students prepare for Common Core.
https://tinyurl.com/n86tn2n

Here are some of the stories that are available and the site also offers the true stories of what is behind some movies such as 12 Years a Slave, Remember the Titans, and more. There is even an audio/radio section to help students improve listening skills.

Helen Killer, Benedict Arnold, Bobby Kennedy, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Vikings, Alexander the Great, even Secretariat winning the Triple Crown.

Site overview
http://www.awesomestories.com/images/user/5d96dd8dca.pdf

Here is the index by grade/standard/subject
http://www.awesomestories.com/AdvancedSearch

Education link
http://www.awesomestories.com/collections/detail/Education

To sign-up go to Membership@AwesomeStories.com and tell them Alan sent you.

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