Summer & Take-Home Reading
Summertime, anytime! Take-home reading options are endless! Reading is a valuable, lifelong tool that should extend beyond the classroom. Mackin can provide enriching titles for students to enjoy at home.
Did You Know?
of math skills are lost over the summer
of overall learning is lost after summer vacation
to re-learn old material to make up for summer learning loss
of reading skills are lost over the summer
Watch a Quick Video Overview!
Create Your Own Custom Summer / Take-Home Reading Program!
eBooks make a custom program easy! If you have a MackinVIA, you already have the beginnings of a Take-Home Reading Program. Don’t have a MackinVIA? It’s free to sign up!
Order Pre-Made Collections!
Summer Program Website
iWantToRead.org is a fun place for kids to explore and engage with the titles they’re reading at home. It is a free space where kids can post book reviews, discover activity guides, download summer reading journals, and find additional book recommendations and resources.
Your Digital Classroom
MackinVIA, the digital content management system for all your eBooks, audiobooks, databases, videos and more.
Click here to download our Take-Home Reading Resources.
Mackin’s education professionals have created grade-appropriate take-home reading packages which include a mix of high-interest fiction & nonfiction titles. Each package comes with these books stuffed into colorful drawstring bags, and includes title-specific activities and a reading journal to further enhance your students’ reading experience.
What’s included in each package?
- Nylon drawstring backpack
- 3 (or 5) books
- Reading journal
- Title-specific activity guides
Backpack colors available:
Order a Pre-Made or Custom Package!
Choose from a 3-book or 5-book pre-made package or contact us to create a custom package.
The Classroom Services staff of teachers has selected high-interest titles to compile these packages that are ideally suited to help your students develop a love of reading!
View the Titles Below!
Title list subject to change without notice and is dependent on inventory availability at the time of order.
“I am really happy with how everything turned out with the summer reading bags. The whole process was so easy, from you creating the book lists, to giving suggestions on organization with the labels. The books were packaged well and arrived quickly. The books were so easy to sort by their level and will be a breeze to maintain that order because of the labeling. With each book labeled by grade and level, students can choose books in their range that interest them. Being able to put our school mascot to the bags was a nice added feature also. I am excited to get this project underway this summer!”
“Using Mackin’s custom color-coded reading bags, we motivated our students to maintain perfect attendance during our extended school year. Over 6,000 students were thrilled to take home their very own backpack full of leveled books … to continue their education throughout the summer.”
Have questions? Call a Classroom Specialist at 800.245.9540 or email us.