Summer of Reading
Curriculum Matters Curriculum Matters - “As students approach summer vacation, they have a confession to make,” reports Sasha Jones in this Education Weekarticle: “while 77 percent agree that summer reading will help them, 20 percent report not reading any books at all over the summer.” The data came from a Scholastic poll of students and parents conducted in September/October 2018. The results showed a marked decline in summer reading compared to 2016. Parents said they knew summer reading was important to their children’s school achievement, but many were unaware of the concept of “summer slide” – that children who don’t get academic stimulation during the summer lose ground to those who do. Interestingly, awareness of summer slide was highest among more-advantaged parents.
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