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Preventing the “Summer Slide”: Tips for Caregivers May 2015 Nether Providence Elementary Title I Reading Program By Maria Thomas
Summer learning loss (also known as the summer slide) occurs when the skills students learn during the school year are lost or forgotten over the summer. What is the “Summer Slide?”
“[Some] students experience an average summer learning loss in reading achievement of over two months.” “[Others] lose nearly three months.” National Summer Learning Association (2004) http://www.readingrockets.org/article/395 Some interesting facts…
“On average, all students…lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months.” National Summer Learning Association (2004) http://www.readingrockets.org/article/395 Some interesting facts…
“Experts agree that children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward. Reading Is Fundamental Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide http://www.rif.org Some interesting facts…
Read Something Every Day Recipes Schedules Magazines, Comics, Newspaper, etc. Online resources (Newsela.com, Wonderopolis.com) Letters/Cards/Emails from friends and family Reading Games (Word Munchers, Bingo, abcya.com, tablet) How do we prevent it?
Keep Reading Aloud Reading aloud benefits all children and teens, especially those who struggle. One benefit is that you can read books your child can’t, so she will build listening comprehension skills with grade-level and above books. This will increase her knowledge and expand her experience with text, so that she will do better when she reads on her own. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1575 How do we prevent it?
RAZ-kids.com Reads text aloud to your child as a model to build fluency and comprehension Children can record themselves reading a book to practice their fluency Children can take a quiz on the book they read to increase comprehension skills Reports for parents Communication between teacher and students How do we prevent it?
Visit Your Local Library Make it a part of your weekly routine (A great way to avoid those late fees too ;o) Take advantage of great FREE programs. Access the computer and internet if you don’t have it at home Helen Kate Furness Library Helen Kate Furness Library Swarthmore Public Library Swarthmore Public Library Aston Public Library Aston Public Library How do we prevent it?
A book that your child can read 95% of the words with no help at all. Use the “5 Finger Rule” - Have your child read the first page of the book. If he/she makes 5 or more mistakes, then I would consider that book to be more beneficial to read together. What is a “Just Right” Book?
Bookbub – free & low cost ebook deals for any genre, including kids emailed to you daily! Bookbub Tumblebooks – free ebooks and activities for kids Tumblebooks Newsela.com – news articles that are revised to more age appropriate text and interest levels Newsela.com Wonderopolis.org – daily “wonders” with resources Wonderopolis.org ABCya.com – fun games to practice reading & math skills ABCya.com Check out more on my website! Free Useful Resources
Check out your local library Read with Rita’s – see flyer from your reading teacher Barnes and Noble Barnes and Noble Pizza Hut Book It Program Pizza Hut Book It Program More! More! FREE Summer Programs
3 FREE events to support reading as a family June – Summer Kick-off Event July – Special Reading Event August – End-of-Summer Ice Cream Social Weekly Emails to Parents and Messages to students on Raz-kids.com to keep everyone on track Contests, Raffles and Prizes – Oh my! More info to come… Exciting Announcement! New Summer Program for Title I