Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summer Reading

A great deal of research supports the need for children to read over the summer to support losing valuable reading skills. It is important for students to continue reading, honing comprehension skills and building vocabulary. 

At our house, we all read, often together. Some nights, we read a particular book aloud together (we just finished Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library- great book!). Other nights, I read with/to the boys individually. I try to read in front of my kids frequently and discuss what we are reading. I have tried to foster a love for reading in each of my boys.  

This summer, our classes have issues summer reading challenges for students. Here are a few examples:


Rising 3rd grade

Here is the link to all the other summer reading challenges from our teachers:

Several of our teachers have done several things to encourage reading this summer. One is example is our 4th/5th grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Bevins, is hosting a summer reading group for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.  They are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. On Thursday, they had their first meeting. Mrs. Bevins greeted them dressed like Willy Wonka and passed out golden tickets. 

Our summer program has reading time and they have partnered with the public library for their summer reading program as well. Check out to enroll in their summer reading program!

Others have suggested recommended books to read. We will have a special treat on the Friday of the first week of school to celebrate summer reading as well. The Kona Ice truck will be at school for students!  Our librarian is also going to have incentives and prizes for reading for MS/HS as well. 

What are you doing this summer to encourage reading with your child?