Did you know that summer reading is essential to maintaining all students' school-year academic success? According to the book, No More Summer Reading Loss, "...the only summer activity related to improving reading achievement is summer reading."
Studies show that the effect of reading four or five books over the summer months can prevent a decline in reading from spring to fall. To help students maintain the success they worked so hard to achieve, we encourage you to include reading as one of your summer activities. The Suggested Summer Reading Lists can assist you in selecting books for your students.
Some tips to consider:
Search for books that feature characters with different backgrounds, experiences and identities in order to learn about other people's lives and stories. This will teach children the importance of empathy and kindness.
Choice is huge! Students respond better to reading when they have a choice in the reading material.
Read aloud to your child. Children of ALL ages enjoy hearing and sharing a good story.
Visit your public library. The public library has excellent resources and programs.
Remember, the best way to beat the summer slide is by reading!
Check out the Suggested Summer Reading Lists linked below.