According to Ed.gov there are "numerous studies that indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. This effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system."
The best ways to keep your child from becoming a “rusty reader” over the summer are:
1. Encourage your children to read books they enjoy for at least 30 minutes per day. Your child will likely be more engrossed in material they choose themselves than material that is forced on them.
2. Provide incentives for reluctant readers. For example, if your child enjoys basketball, agree to take them to the local court if they do their “daily reading.”
3. Make reading a social act. Establish a time during the day when all members of the family gather and read on their own, or take turns reading the same book aloud.
4. Connect your reading to family outings. If you take your kids to an aquarium, consider reading a book about fish or the ocean with them later that day. The outing can help place the reading into a broader context.
Summer Reading Challenge
How many books can you read?
Parents, below you will find a link that list a number of great books for your students to read by grade level. Please have your students read as many books on their list as possible and keep a composition notebook with a brief summary of the books they've enjoyed this summer. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the assignment and bring list of books and notebooks in on the 1st day of school. K4 students can draw pictures about their books.
Please feel free to choose books from other lists.
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