boy sitting on bean bag readingIt frightens me when I hear that young readers  can lose as much as four months progress over the summer holidays. This is especially true for children living in poverty. Does it really mean we are back to where they were at Easter  in September? What about all that great teaching? How will we ever catch up? What can we do to keep our students reading over the summer in the months we have no contact with them?

I have been doing some research to see what advice I can find, and if there are any answers to my questions.

Here are some links  to send home for parents

http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=71&sid=25359745

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/kids/10-ways-to-help-your-child-stop-the-summer-slide-in-holidays/

http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/what-can-families-do-to-keep-children-reading-during-the-summer.htm

This blog has all kinds of suggestions from an experienced teacher.

http://www.pernilleripp.com/2013/05/helping-students-find-great-books-over.html

Check out the TD Bank’s summer reading program!

http://tdsummerreadingclub.ca/

 

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