Summer Reading for Fun

For Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12

Summer Reading for Fun

Summer Reading for Fun is a program implemented and coordinated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council through the Executive Director office in Corner Brook.

The goal of this project is to provide supplementary reading, writing and numeracy activities to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Both individual instruction and group sessions are used to achieve these goals. The focus is to create a summer learning culture; thus, bridging the gap from June to September. The project began in 1990 with eight sites and is continuing to grow in communities across the province.

The salaries for the tutors and the provincial payroll coordinator for the Summer Reading for Fun program is applied for under the Summer Career Placement program funded by Human Resources Skills Development. There is also the option to apply for further funding under the Student Works and Services Program administered each year by the Community Services Council.

Pending funding, tutors and coordinators receive a 31-hour training seminar sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council and coordinated by the Executive Director. At this seminar, certified Laubach trainers provide information sessions to tutors on topics related to the daily operations of the program. Tutors learn about learning styles, math techniques, reading circles, reading strategies, writing tips, etc.

Councils are responsible for the appointment of their own volunteer Steering Committees who are responsible for hiring coordinators and tutors in the community and monitoring the day-to-day activities of their site. The community programs last from six to eight weeks depending on program funding and are provided free of cost to parents and their children.