Utah State Office of Education, MetaMetrics Partner
to Help Students ‘Find a Book’ This Summer
Parents and students looking for something good to read over the summer break have a new resource available to them, thanks to a teaming of the Utah State Office of Education and MetraMetrics: the “Find a Book” website with recommendations for reading-level appropriate books.
Parents and guardians, or students with a parent’s or guardian’s permission, can go to the website, www.lexile.com/fab/UT/ and enter the student’s Lexile measure, if they have it from their school, or the student’s grade level and comfort with reading books at that grade level, and get a printable list of recommended reading.
Anyone who wants to know more about the program can find information at www.schools.utah.ogv/CURR/main/Core-Academy/Utah-Learns.aspx.
Students who don’t read over the summer can experience some reading loss and have lower reading scores when they return to school in the fall. Studies have shown that students who read even as few as six books over the summer can help stem that loss.