Read to Succeed


Students in first through fifth grade are most at risk of experiencing the “summer slide.” Some students lose as much as 20% of their learning gains in reading over the summer. 

Want to help your student but not sure where to start?


Eureka City Schools has created a ‘2024 Summer Reading Guide’ with a comprehensive list of reading resources and activities to help students practice their reading skills this summer.


2024 ECS Summer Reading Guide - A Compilation of Reading Resources & Activities for TK-5th Grade




At Eureka City Schools, early literacy is a top priority. We understand that early literacy skills are essential for children to become successful, competent readers and that reading proficiency plays a pivotal role in shaping a child's educational journey and future academic success. Research has shown that children's experiences with books and print can significantly influence their reading comprehension and early literacy development. 


The District and its educators are committed to nurturing these skills, and we are working to raise awareness about their importance and encourage caregiver involvement.  


In this video, you'll hear from Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Jennifer Johnson, Elementary Literacy Coach Maikken Bass, Board Member Rebecca Pardoe, Lafayette Principal Quincy Brownfield, First-grade Teacher Marissa Cardenas, and ECS students.


They provide insights into early literacy skills, how our schools instill a love of reading and books with literacy-rich environments and experiences, how our educators help students reach reading goals, and the newly adopted Language Arts curriculum aligned with current research-based best practices.


Please check out the video to learn more and to see how you can get involved!



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