The Illinois State Board of Education has incorporated Lexile Find a Book into its 2011 Summer Reading Program. And here’s the local media picking up on the message on the importance of keeping students reading over the summer months:
Governor Pat Quinn, Secretary of State Jesse White and State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch are urging educators and families to help students retain and develop academic skills by reading during summer vacation.
The free online “Find a Book” utility at www.lexile.com/findabook provides a way for parents and children to quickly and easily search books that match a child’s reading level and interests as well as to locate the local library carrying each title.
It’s good to see that even the local media is joining in the call for keeping students academically engaged over summer vacation. It’s our hope that parents and students will take notice and then take advantage of free tools like Find a Book and resources like their local public library.