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YCS Offers myON Reading Free to All K-5 Students

posted Jun 13, 2017, 6:21 AM by Karen Banks

For the second consecutive summer, all Yancey County Schools students in Grades K-5 will have access to thousands of digital book titles for reading during the summer vacation months.  This is made possible by a partnership between NC Department of Public Instruction and myON Reading, an online literacy program from Capstone Education.  Students will be able to use this tool during the summer months to select from thousands of titles and download free books that are well matched to their reading level and personal interests. As an added bonus, parents, teachers and others can access data from this tool on how many pages and hours students spend reading. There is even a feature to help measure students’ literacy growth while they are away from the classroom.  “Research has proven time and again that students that do not continue to read over the summer vacation months will often lose up to a quarter of a year’s worth of reading growth from the previous school year.  When student’s return in August, it is discouraging for sure to see student’s starting behind, negating much of the hard work from the year before,” says Shane Cassida, Curriculum/Instruction Director for Yancey County Schools.  Cassida continued, “This program along with each of our K-5 schools opening their media centers up for Summer Family Literacy days will be an effective way for our families to prevent this loss from occurring.”

 

Each student had an account prepared for them by the district with a unique username and password.  This information came home with each student during the last week of school.  If you cannot locate that information or need assistance in accessing their account information, either call your child’s school or contact the principal by email.  For assistance in logging in the first time, parents and students can access a Student and Parents Quick Reference Guide for myON Reading on the home page for Yancey County Schools, http://www.yanceync.net/.  

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