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Survive the ‘Summer slide’: Encourage reading engagement all summer long with free myON

by Eddie Rayner

The summer break in the UAE is agonisingly close, for teachers and students – that means a well-earned break. Vacations, picnics, trips to the beach, no striking alarm to wake you up at the crack of dawn… the perks are endless.

When schools return, many students show up ready to conquer the new school year, others struggle to shake that summer slide and it can take several weeks to rebuild reading engagement.

Research suggests that some literacy gains can be lost during the summer and indicates the importance of some reading engagement.

So, it’s no surprise that the transition back from fun and freedom to classrooms and corridors can be quite daunting.

That’s why Renaissance is encouraging students to read throughout the summer – with some well-earned rest, of course, by offering Free myON access during the summer holiday – so that they can maintain their reading level and also discover new books, genres, characters, and exciting plots.

Free access to myON for all schools in the United Arab Emirates means that students will be able to read thousands of enhanced digital myON books and myON News articles throughout the holidays, wherever they are.

Students can explore a whole world of reading with over 6,000 books to choose from. What’s more, myON has audio support meaning they can listen along to the text, improving pronunciation, perfect for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners.

Here’s what some of Renaissance myON users have to say about it:

“We invested in myON just for the sheer volume of books myON has and the convenience of having books on every student’s device.”
Cranleigh School, Abu Dhabi

“Since providing myON to every student to access reading on any device at any time, we’ve seen a noticeable difference in reading engagement.”
Lyng Hall School, United Kingdom

“We very much like the graphs at the end of the reports, which tell us the children who are meeting or exceeding their reading level and those children who are a concern and it’s been able to allow us to monitor the progress between those three bandings.”
St George’s School, Madrid – Spain

To get free myON access, simply visit this page and submit the registration form before Monday 25th of July 2022.