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    Seattle Public Schools Launches Seattle Super Readers

    As part of the new strategic plan, Seattle Public Schools is focusing all efforts on reaching students furthest away from educational justice, beginning with African-American males. Super Readers logoOur universal goal is for every student in Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to receive a high-quality, world-class education and graduate prepared for college, career, and community. Read more about the Seattle Public Schools strategic plan.

    As part of the 2019-24 five-year strategic plan, a priority goal is to make sure 100% of students become strong readers by 3rd grade. It is vital that all students meet this benchmark, as reading by 3rd grade is predictive of high school graduation and life success. Our mission is to help students achieve and we believe it is possible with the help of families, the community, partners, and our great staff.

    To successfully support this initiative, SPS is excited to announce the launch of Seattle Super Readers, a reading campaign that is entirely focused on laying the groundwork to meet this goal. Every SPS student is a Seattle Super Reader, and summer is the perfect time to practice and build reading superpowers like learning new words, understanding what is read, and reading smoothly. Research shows that daily reading, just 20 minutes per day, helps prepare students for success. We are beginning our reading campaign by focusing on the summer months, and our goal is to have 100% of students reading daily over the summer.

    kids stand together in superhero poses with masks on

    Early Literacy Support at SPS Schools

    There are schools across the district with high representations of students of color, particularly African-American males. The district will provide priority reading support to these schools. Many of them are already doing transformational work, and these sites will be the test ground for new literacy approaches, as they lead the way in Seattle Public Schools. All kindergarten through 3rd grade students at these schools will receive a book bag with a set of 10 high-interest books to read over the summer months.

    Read about students selecting their favorite books from the Super Readers book list in June 2019.

    Connect with Us!

    Let us know how the summer reading challenge is going. Share your child’s favorite summer books by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtags #spsconnects and #SeattleSuperReaders.

    Let’s get reading, Seattle Super Readers!