Reading over the summer is crucial in ensuring that students succeed in the next school year. To avoid the summer slide we’ve established a program to help students who learn differently keep up when school is out. A very big CONGRATULATIONS to all of the students who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Together (#SRT) program. Within a three month period over 4,600 students actively read over 2 million pages for 2.3 million minutes . On average each student participant read 1,581 pages for 1,973 minutes...that’s like reading all of the Lord of the Rings , War and Peace , or Atlas Shrugged . Kudos to all of our students!!!! To make this reading program a bit competitive we offered prizes to our most committed readers. We had a total of 8 winners - two monthly winners and two overall winners – in two separate categories: most pages read and most 20 min. + reading days. Here are our winners: Overall Summer Reading Together 2018 Winners Most Pages Read: Timothy Ponchatoula, LA 21,881 pages read 90 days reading 20 min. or more 20 min. + days reading: Ondrej Belgrade, MT 9,241 pages read 91 days reading 20 min. or more August 2018 Winners Most Pages Read: Joseph Tulepo, MS 8,803 pages read 27 days reading 20 min. or more 20 min. + days reading: Thomas Marietta, GA 4,698 pages read 31 days reading 20 min. or more July 2018 Winners Most Pages Read: Kiernan Alameda, CA 8,944 pages read 29 days reading 20 min. or more 20 min. + days reading: William Concord, MA 2,170 pages read 31 days reading 20 min. or more June 2018 Winners Most Pages Read: Timothy Pachatoula, LA 7,935 pages read 29 days reading 20 min. or more 20 min. + days reading: Isaiah Chugiak, AK 6,815 pages read 30 days reading 20 min. or more Great job! We look forward to the next Summer Reading Together games. About Learning Ally Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit ed-tech organization delivering a comprehensive learning solution for struggling readers in elementary, middle and high schools. Our proven solution includes the most extensive library of human-read audiobooks that students want and need to read both at home and at school. This reading experience helps accelerate learning, enables a new level of access to knowledge and powerfully increases confidence and self-belief. Learning Ally empowers over 370,000 students with improved comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and critical thinking skills. For over 70 years, we have helped transform the lives of struggling readers by bridging the gap between their reading capability and their academic potential as they confidently become lifelong learners who thrive in school and beyond. Learn More About Becoming a Learning Ally Member .