Journey to faraway lands or voyage to the edge of the universe all from the comfort of your own home by joining the Summer Literacy Adventure! The Summer Literacy Adventure was created as a way to encourage students to pledge to read and visit their local public libraries this summer. This initiative, launched by First Lady Ann Scott, in partnership with the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of State, invites students to read as many books as possible this summer. All students need to do to participate in the Summer Literacy Adventure is to take a pledge to read this summer by visiting the Just Read, Florida! website at www.justreadflorida.com. Additionally, a select school with the most participating students in the Summer Literacy Adventure will be recognized during the 2011-12 school year.
To help students complete their reading goals, the DOE, through MetaMetrics, offers a unique resource called “Find a Book, Florida” at http://florida.lexile.com that uses Lexile® measures, a widely adopted reading metric that can guide a reader to an appropriate level book. Students are also encouraged to visit their local public library to check out any book that interests them. For more information on the Summer Literacy Adventure, recommended reading lists, and other valuable reading resources for students and families, visit www.justreadflorida.com.