FAQ:

We Have Answers - To Questions Most Asked by Schools, Teachers & Parents  

 

1. What is a school reading program?

2. What types of books are included in school reading programs?

3. How are Bright Day book lists created?

4. Why are school reading programs important?

5. Why do schools need Bright Day?

6. How does Bright Day operate?

7. Can you define the program responsibilities?

8. Does Bright Day service all grade levels?

9. Do you offer reading programs other than your Summer Reading Program?

10. Can schools purchase books from Bright Day anytime?

11. Can you explain the Bright Day Teacher Ambassador Program?

 

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1. What is a school reading program?

In the 1980’s progressive schools assigned students (non-text) books to read over summer break - this program helped keep student minds active and helped many students acquire a love for reading. Today almost all grade levels in all schools support summer reading programs (some schools offer fall and spring programs as well).


Schools create and distribute book lists to students, by grade level – sometimes certain books are required, most times students choose their own titles to read from the list. Each student is directed to find 3-4 books which will fulfill the program requirement. Back to Top

 

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2. What types of books are included in school reading programs?

The purpose is to create joy in reading. So, a cross section of books that cover classics, popular titles, and topics relevant to the age group is best. It may be a classic like Tom Sawyer, a popular volume from a teenage series, non fiction like the history of NASCAR racing, or a spy novel set in England in the 1890’s.


The books are selected by grade level – with a broad enough list of books to satisfy all tastes. Bright Day even offers the opportunity for a school to customize its book list. Back to Top

 

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3. How are Bright Day book lists created?

Bright Day has a vast network of professionals who want to help us help schools. Bright Day has direct access to all book publishers and the guidance of Ingram Book Company. All of our partners combine to help us select the most relevant, exciting book list possible.

 

Additionally, Bright Day has launched our Teacher Ambassador Program – to engage in our book selection and list creation process. These inputs enable Bright Day to offer students what’s hot, what’s fun, what’s relevant and what’s important to read and learn. Back to Top

 

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4. Why are school reading programs important?

Most youngsters do not read enough – especially when compared to time spent on other activities. But, all children do read – usually based on what they love – soccer, archeology, automobiles, fashion, video games – sometimes they read a chapter book, a glossy magazine, even a video guide.

 

Teachers spend entire careers trying to zero in on what a student loves – because they know when that passion is identified a link to unlimited learning has been found. Each and every teacher is looking for that spark – and Bright Day has watched summer reading – and the inclusion of non-text books into classroom curriculum – ignite that spark for many youngsters. Back to Top

 

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5. Why do schools need Bright Day? Can’t schools run the programs themselves?

Yes, schools can and some do. But examine what Bright Day brings to a partnership - a worldwide literary perspective, collaboration & best practice between member schools, better book selection, programs to increase student program participation, established processes easing book ordering and delivery, lower book costs for parents & students, opportunity to earn free books for schools, student supporting learning programs, and more. Back to Top

 

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6. How does Bright Day operate?

Bright Day is a blend between a member co-operative and a not-for-profit organization.


Bright Day collects your school's book orders and payments; orders and ships your books; and makes the entire process simple and rewarding for the student and the school. 


After we cover our company expenses we donate all profits to our foundation – The Bright Day Foundation. The Bright Day Foundation is a not-for-profit 501[c][3] that collects donations to run our Summer Reading Program in schools with students that are less fortunate. Back to Top

 

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7. Can you define the program responsibilities? (Bright Day's & The School's)

Bright Day creates the book lists by grade and reading level, purchases your books at the lowest possible cost, warehouses the books, ships the books to you, develops student learning & recognition programs.


The school takes the tools provided by Bright Day – the program communication tools, the book order consolidation tools, and the student distribution tools and executes these at the school level. Bright Day partners with each school to make the process simple and the results impressive. Back to Top

 

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8. Does Bright Day service all grade levels?

Yes. When we began our reading program in 2005 we served grades 1-6 exclusively. Then Middle School and High School representatives encouraged us to serve grades 6-12. Although focusing on grades 6-12 Bright Day has the capability to serve all grade levels. Any school that requires help with their reading programs should contact Bright Day.

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9. Do you offer reading programs other than your Summer Reading Program?

Yes, we do. Our Summer Reading Program is our largest and most popular. We also offer Fall and Spring Reading Programs. All programs support a teacher's desire to blend non-text books into the classroom curriculum. Bright Day has found that those teaching English, History, Geography, and other subjects – even Science – find that students can better connect with classroom content in a non-text book format. Back to Top

 

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10. Can schools purchase books from Bright Day anytime?

Yes. We are in business to serve schools and students – call Bright Day and we will work hard to help you. Back to Top

 

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11. Can you explain the Bright Day Teacher Ambassador Program?

At Bright Day we value the knowledge & experience teachers possess. In our Ambassador Program teachers have the option to help Bright Day in a variety of ways – from book selection to student learning programs – and by providing their ideas and opinions on how to improve Bright Day. The Ambassador Program invites a representative from each customer school to join the team and share thoughts and ideas. Participation is optional. Back to Top

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