Reading is key to all students' academic success and is also important for students entering advanced classes with in-depth literary analysis. Reading over the summer can help students maintain and increase their reading comprehension skills and prevent the summer slide.

Some campuses prepare a list of required or recommended reading assignments.  Check your school website for campus-specific requirements.

Summer 2023 Reading Challenge

GISD Students are invited to travel the solar system as part of the "Be a Reading STAR!" Summer Reading Challenge from May 29-Aug. 8.

Students and campuses with the most minutes read will earn prizes. You may read a physical book, myON or any digital book.  Learn more on the Summer Reading 2023 website.

Be sure to log your minutes at the end of the summer using the Summer Reading Log form to be entered into the challenge.

We have also created several space-themed activities for your family to pair with reading over the summer. See the Family Activities page and the STEAM Activities page for more information.

Where to get books

There are several ways you can get books to read:

Literacy for Life

Garland ISD has launched a Literacy for Life initiative in an effort to encourage everyone in the community to read.  To offer added resources and increase reading engagement, GISD has partnered with Renaissance® to provide access to myON®, a digital library.

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