Why do students need to read in the summer?
Research proves that students who do not read during the summer fall behind. Reading is like exercising: you have to keep doing it or your muscles forget! Children need to engage with books every day so they can maintain, and ideally strengthen, all the reading skills they learned during the school year. Students who leave school in June but do not read during the summer, lose months of reading achievement from the previous year. Consequently, students have to spend the fall "catching up" to where they were in June before they can move forward once again. What's more, summer reading loss accumulates: years of summer reading neglect may easily lead to students falling a year or two of below grade-level reading. Don't let this happen to your son or daughter!
Here at the Oak Bluffs School, we want to share a clear message:
Students should READ, ALL summer long!
It is really quite simple...reading, likes sports, music, art, etc. gets better when you practice it.
Here’s how you can help your child keep their reading skills sharp this summer:
Make time for reading
every day, every week, ALL SUMMER LONG!