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National Reading Month


March is National Reading Month, which celebrates the privilege of literacy and encourages readers, young and old, to engage in reading. We're celebrating all month-long through social media posts featuring readers across our district, a scholar-recommended booklist, and other highlights!

Federal Way Public Schools is committed to helping scholars develop strong reading skills, starting in elementary through high school graduation. Not only does reading serve as a healthy exercise for our minds by improving creativity, critical thinking skills, and concentration, but it also helps expand our perspective on others and the world around us. It can help us connect with others, deepen empathy, and so much more!

Did you know? Daily reading can improve comprehension skills and academic performance across all subjects.(1)

That's why FWPS has built-in ELA learning targets into our strategic plan to support literacy and reading development at every stage of student learning as noted in Goal 1 and Goal 4 of our strategic plan. With support, scholars will meet or exceed grade-level standards.

Celebrate Reading

Read Blog: Accelerated Reading Growth in FWPS

Many FWPS students are achieving accelerated reading growth, having already met their typical growth target for the year.  Read our blog post which explores the strategies teachers and students have practiced that have contributed to their incredible success: FWPSProud: Accelerated Reading Growth in FWPS.

Scholar Recommended Booklist

We asked scholars from grades PK-12 to nominate their favorite book from this school year to be featured in the annual Scholar Recommended Booklist.  

View the 2024 Scholar Recommended Booklist

Looking for the 2023 booklist? Watch the video highlighting the top ten book nominations and view the full list here!

Participate in the Reading Marathon Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? Students are challenged to read for 7 days in a row during the month of March for a set length of time determined by grade level, and track their progress in a reading log. Completed reading logs gain students entry into a prize drawing! Prize details coming soon!

Download the Reading Log

Submit a Reading Photo

We want to see our scholars reading! Post or send us reading photos to so we can celebrate our scholars in action on our social media channels.

Follow us on Social Media

Are you following us on social media, yet? Be sure to find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for exciting National Reading Month posts and other news.

Explore Your School’s Library

Uncover your next favorite story by browsing through your school’s physical or online library. If you need ideas or help, contact your school’s librarian. Also, remember all FWPS students have access to the King County Library System’s online resources and eBooks. The opportunities for reading are endless!

We look forward to celebrating National Reading Month with each of you as we highlight all the reading activities and events happening across the district! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.