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Thursday, May 12, 2016

R. L. Young Talent Show

So proud of all of our students!  We have so much talent at R. L. Young!

Summer Reading Log

“Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow!”

In an effort to keep all of our students reading at-level over the summer months – I am happy to announce that we are continuing our Summer Reading Program that will help us achieve this goal. For students to reach their full potential, they need a strong foundation in reading and writing. Reading outside of the classroom is critical for maintaining and expanding a child’s literacy skills especially over the extended summer break. In fact, research suggests that students should spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day reading outside of the classroom.I’m pleased to announce the return of our Summer Reading Program. The goals of this program are simple:

• Encourage students to become lifelong readers
• Teach students how to think critically about what they’re reading
• Connect students and families with the local library
• Expose students to different types of authors and characters 

Attached is a sheet for students to log their reading (books, newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, signs, etc.). You can also pick up a paper copy in the school office this summer. If you need to just write it on a regular sheet of paper. Each student who logs 10 hours or more of reading will be rewarded with a cupcake party in August. I will also recognize my top three readers with a goody bag, certificate and prize at the AR Kickoff and provide a McDonald's lunch in the library. Students can check out books from the Talladega Public Library or get eBooks through Open eBooks or Capstone with the school account at: The username is rlyoung and the password is books.


Mrs. Taylor
Raymond L. Young Library Media Specialist