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Parents:

Sure, our summer reading program is fun for kids, but here is the best reason to participate: Research has shown that student performance on standardized tests is improved by using the newspaper as a reading resource and that the combined use of the newspaper in school and at home brings an even greater increase in test scores. We know that children learn best when parents are interested and involved in their education.

Many parents have found that using the newspaper is an easy, enjoyable way to read, talk and think together with their children. Seeing a parent read the newspaper every day motivates a child to want to do the same read and learn.


CHECK OUR THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR HELPFUL PARENT TIPS:


The Florida Parental Information Resource Center at the University of South Florida

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International Reading Association Parent Resources
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U.S. Department of Education
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Reading is Fundamental
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Public Broadcasting Service Parents
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Reading Rockets
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International Reading Association Parent Resources
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National Center for Learning Disabilities Summer Reading Tips for Parents
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Attention Hillsborough County Parents:

Did you know the myON Reader provides anytime, anywhere access to an expanding online collection (currently more than 3,000 titles!) of digital books with multimedia support, including an embedded dictionary, text highlighting and audio? All Hillsborough County Public School (HCPS) students up to eighth grade have a login to access myON. If you are an HCPS student, to log in go to myon.com and enter the name of your school, your user ID (your seven-digit student number) and your password (your birthday month and year; example: July 2005= 072005). You can access myON Reader online at any school computer, on your home computer, on many mobile devices (including Android and iPad) or at any public library! To learn more about this community effort, go to hillsborough.myon.com.

Teachers:

Are you looking for a creative way to charge up your summer school classroom? If so, you may want to check out a free classroom subscription to the Tampa Bay Times. Join the thousands of Tampa Bay-area teachers who already have discovered the value of using the Tampa Bay Times with their students. No matter what subject you teach, the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program can provide you with a classroom subscription to the Times plus exciting curriculum supplements to use with the newspaper. Best of all, the newspapers and supplements are provided free of charge!

Students love computers, and now they can learn with the Tampa Bay Times, just as it appears in the printed edition, from the convenience of their computer in school and at home. Teachers, simply sign up for the digital edition and you’ll have daily access to an electronic version of the newspaper. You will be saving trees, avoiding newspaper pileup and making learning more interactive and exciting for your students. The digital edition is an exact replica of the printed paper. Plus, you have online access to NIE curricula, the Tampa Bay Times archive, email notification by key word and much more.

Reading increases vocabulary, writing skills and knowledge of the world around us. What better way to increase knowledge about the world than by reading newspapers? What better way to make this reading more interactive than by using the digital edition?

For information about how to receive your free classroom subscription to the Times and accompanying teaching materials, call 727-893-8138 or 800-333-7505, ext. 8138 or visit tampabay.com/nie

To order copies of the Times for your summer school class, email ordernie@tampabay.com.


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