Thorndike Press Partners with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to Sponsor ‘Level Up’ National K-12 Summer 2021 Reading Challenge
Schools Invited to Sign Up With the Difficulty This Coming June 2021; Winnings Include Cash Prizes, Large Print Reserve Collections and Virtual Author Go To
” Schools and parents are constantly browsing for methods to better engage with students throughout the summer,” stated Mark Cuban, billionaire financier and Shark Tank personality. “The Level Up checking out challenge is a great way to keep trainees checking out, even when theyre not in the classroom.”
In order for books check out to count toward the challenge, readers need to track their reading progress using the Beanstack app. Students can access the app through web or mobile to log their reading, earn virtual badges, track statistics, engage with pals and discover their next preferred book. Additionally, moms and dads can download the app and link straight to their kids school.
Schools can win cash prizes, book collections or a virtual see from Newbery acclaimed author, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The challenge is complimentary, however schools need to register to participate.
Winning schools will be determined by the most amount of time their trainees spent reading. Prize money are being supplied by Mark Cuban with Thorndike Press awarding reward packs of big print book collections to winning schools in addition to a virtual see from Newbery acclaimed author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
Trainees can pick to read books from any category or format to participate. Large print books will be amongst the formats featured in the obstacle, which studies show enhance checking out speed, increase reading comprehension and work especially well with readers who are below their grade level.
” We recognize the effect of COVID and remote knowing on student literacy and wish to give educators a turnkey method to support young readers,” said Felix Lloyd, Zoobean Co-Founder. “The Level Up checking out challenge is a terrific method to keep students motivated, engaged and reading throughout the summer season and we are thrilled to partner with Thorndike and Mark Cuban who share our vision and commitment to assisting trainees attain their reading goals.”
Prizes consist of:
Grand Prize: $5,000 and $1,000 of large print books and a virtual author chat with the school.
2nd Place: $2,500 and $500 of big print books.
Four (4) Runner Ups: $2,500 and $250 of large print books.
Schools can win money rewards, book collections or a virtual see from Newbery award-winning author, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The obstacle is complimentary, but schools must register to get involved. Students can access the app through web or mobile to log their reading, make virtual badges, track statistics, engage with friends and find their next favorite book. The Level Up challenge provides schools an amazing chance to support trainee literacy this summer and we are thrilled to partner with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to make it take place.”
” During the summertime, many trainees lose approximately 2 months of knowing, and with the interruption COVID has actually triggered, checking out programs are a lot more important,” stated Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and basic manager at Gale. “Public libraries have actually seen terrific success in keeping and developing literacy skills through summer season reading programs. The Level Up challenge gives schools a fantastic opportunity to support trainee literacy this summertime and we are delighted to partner with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to make it occur.”
To find out more about the 2021 Level Up Summer Reading Challenge, visit the difficulty website.