|Mrs. Desetti has been at MPHM for 12 years, since 2005, as our school librarian. She has a vast experience of teaching with over 38 years of teaching in three states. She worked as librarian, language specialist, an inclusion and special education teacher, She holds Kansas teaching certificates in Library Science, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Deaf Education. She enjoys professional development and is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Mrs. Desettis is always ready to help kids find a great book to read.|
Summer Reading can raise student achievement.
Reading over the summer not only stops the slide of losing academic learning but research show it can actually raise student reading levels, according to a study conducted by Mid-Continent Public Library in MO. Make it a daily habit to read each day over the summer. An optimal time to strive for is 30 mins a day. But no matter what they read or how long is not as important as just reading every day.
4 Key Factors to inspire students to read more.
Access: providing access to a large selection of books for a wide range of interests and reading levels.
Choice: Kids will read more when they have a choice in what they read. Choice leads to motivation, which leads to increased vocabulary and voluntary reading.
Involvement: Families that demonstrate interest in books and reading help students form lifelong reading habits.
Reading Practice: When kids are enthusiastic about what they read, they get more practice and become better readers and learners.
Words are EVERYWHERE!! Why limit reading to those confined within the cover of a book? Encourage them to sneak in reading with a variety of activities.
Every single word that a student reads over the summer is helping them to ward off the summer slide.
It's almost summer—a time to celebrate the reading and simply enjoy books—to let them excite us, inspire us, teach us, and push us to new ways of thinking.
Did you know the best predictor of summer gain or summer loss is whether or not a child reads during the summer break? It only takes 4-5 books to keep a kid on track for success next fall.
Many students lose learning and literacy skills during their summer break. How do you offset "summer reading loss" and help close the achievement gap? Make sure to READ... sample various genres, titles, and authors and discover, outside of the classroom, what they love to read. Research shows that kids who read a minimum of 4 books at their reading level maintain their reading skills. Help your child be a strong reader and have them read 5 books or novels over the summer.
Here are some other places to check online for ideas about what to read:
Join Goodreads.com - Goodreads is a great website for finding summaries and opinions about titles.
YOU are the most important part of reinforcing the value of reading. If you read either with, along with your child, or if you just model reading it will drastically improve your child's understanding of the importance of reading. Kids need to know reading is something you value and you think is important.