Summer Reading Tag

Access to Books

Poverty, access to books, and summer reading loss

Richard L. Allington is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee and has served as the president of the International Reading Association, president of the National Reading Conference, and as a member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors. He is also...

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Closed Captions while watching television.

Closed Captions Help Reading

Finland has long been one of the top countries in the world regarding reading scores. The last time that the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, Finland was ranked fourth in the world. The Finnish...

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Promote Summer Reading

Activites that Promote Summer Reading

No longer required to be in a classroom for hours every day, students spend their summers relaxing and trying to pack all the fun in they can before fall. While they have certainly earned a break after nine months of school, taking a full summer...

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Child reading for pleasure in a book store

The Benefits of Reading For Pleasure

Sitting down with a good book for pleasure is much different than sitting down to go over tax documents or reading a book that you are analyzing for a paper. Readers relax when they read for pleasure. They make a comfortable space and do all...

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Reading Choice

Reading Choice Matters

Strategies to get students to read more have many similarities to strategies for getting children to eat more vegetables. Much like vegetables, when it comes to getting children to read, giving them the ability to choose what they want to learn will get them to...

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The School's Cost of Summer Reading

The Other Cost of the Summer Slide

The impact of the summer slide has been the focus of multiple studies over the past several decades. Over the course of their school career, students can lose up four years of education by not studying during vacation. This affects graduation rates, employment rates, and...

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Home Libraries Transform Learning

Like developing anything important, building better students requires providing the right environment. This is an easier task when the children are in school. A school is filled with teachers, staff, and materials that serve the purpose of encouraging students to learn. Outside of the classroom,...

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Kids Read New Rewards

Rewarding Student Achievement!

Motivating students is complicated. School staff knows what is required of the students by the state. The challenge has been to find a way to get the class to not only see that goal but to instill a desire to achieve it. A healthy debate has...

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Summer Reading Momentum

Building Summer Reading Momentum

In the middle of the summer, it can be difficult to keep children motivated to read. There are pools to play in, friends running up and down the street, and for many, little desire to be reading anything. School is not for another month, and...

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