Looking for ways to make your summer reading program a success and avoid the summer slide? Research has shown that students who don’t read over the summer lose up to 20% of their reading level. That is up to three months of important skills that they learned during the school year. This makes it twice as hard for students to catch up once the new school year comes around. With the gaps that your students are already trying to overcome, this summer could be critical to their success.
Summer Reading Tips
Reading is an incredibly important skill to have in nearly every single subject. Because it is such an important skill, it’s important for us to encourage summer reading activities that are going to challenge our students to keep up their skills and not lose them to the TV. So, whether you are giving a list of books to read or having a full-blown book club, the key is to encourage students to read over the summer. Perhaps with a little help from us this summer, we can close some of the gaps.
Tip #1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOOKS
Tip #2 PROVIDE A LIST OF BOOK SOURCES
Tips #3: Set a reading GOAL…and kids love prizes
Tip #4: Make Reading FUN
Tip #5: Make Keeping Track of Reading Easy
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