Summer learning loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade. Let imaginations run wild in books this summer.
Under a tree, in makeshift tent, or at the local library, dive into a literary adventure. Let kids read wherever and whenever!
Summer Reading Resources
Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge
Presented by Scholastic
The Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to encourage kids to read every day during the summer. Educators, librarians, and community partners: sign up your students today!
Summer Reading Lists
Provided by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Each list is available to download for free and can be customized to include call numbers, library address, summer hours, and information about summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons.
Summer Learning Literacy Assessments
In Partnership with The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Researchers have demonstrated there is a seasonal aspect to student learning. During the school year, students learn at similar rates. Over the summer, however, those students who do not have access to learning opportunities fall behind. In this resource, you will learn about the impact of summer learning loss on literacy, summer learning systems and data management, settings for summer literacy instruction and much more.
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Students with high attendance in free, five to six-week, voluntary summer learning programs experienced educationally meaningful benefits in math and reading. Check out the findings from the @WallaceFdn. #SummerLearningWeek https://bit.ly/2BlaOQ9
Each summer, students lose critical math+literacy skills, which can widen the achievement gap among students. See how your program’s students can strike out the #summerslide with @Summer_Slugger, created by @EVERFI & @MLB. #SummerLearningWeek http://bit.ly/2yssPzt
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 6-11! Most students lose two months of mathematical skills every summer, and low-income children typically lose another two to three months in reading. By 5th grade, cumulative years of summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2.5 to 3 years behind peers, further widening the achievement gap. #KeepKidsLearning and close the gap. Learn more from the @National Summer Learning Association at www.summerlearning.org.