Press Release: Ferguson-Florissant School District Announces Summer Reading Initiative with Just Right Reader

Press Release: Ferguson-Florissant School District Announces Summer Reading Initiative with Just Right Reader

St. Louis, Mo., May 31, 2024 

The Ferguson-Florissant School District launched a summer initiative aimed at enhancing literacy and nurturing a passion for reading among students and their families. Congresswoman Cori Bush joined the Summer Reading Kick-Off assembly at Duchesne Primary School on Friday, May 31st. 

As part of this initiative, Kindergarten through second-grade students throughout the district received ten Just Right Reader Science of Reading decodable books to take home, helping them maintain and build upon the literacy skills they developed during the school year. Additionally, all K-2nd grade teachers will receive classroom library sets for next school year. 

“The books we reviewed from Just Right Reader scored highly for providing engaging storylines and culturally relevant topics for our students while remaining decodable for beginning readers.” -David Murray, Chief Academic Officer

Developed by award-winning educators and literacy experts, Just Right Reader Science of Reading Decodables provides targeted phonics practice students need to become confident readers. These books get kids excited about reading with engaging storylines, diverse characters, and vibrant illustrations.

Just Right Reader Take-Everywhere Decodable Packs Feature: 

Just Right Reader Decodables
  • Science of Reading decodables with engaging stories and diverse characters.
  • Writing pages to reinforce decoding and writing skills.
  • Research-based activities that motivate students to read and keep reading.
  • QR codes to access fun video phonics lessons in English and Spanish to support students and families reading at home.
  • Backpacks for students to take their reading everywhere.

For additional details about Just Right Reader Science of Reading Decodables, visit

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