Summer Reading

Summer Reading is Important!

  • The amount of reading a student does impacts test performance.
  • Then number of books a child should read depends on how difficult the book is, how long the book is, and how quickly the child reads.
  • Students must read materials that are both easy for them to read and understand by themselves.
  • Summer reading prevents summer learning loss--students can lose up to three months during the summer which can add up to two years behind by sixth grade. (Cooper, et. al. 1996) 

Visit the Danbury Public Schools Summer Reading Page for additional information about summer reading, including summer reading book list suggestions.

The Danbury Public Library offers several programs for children during the summer. It's a great place to visit!

Learn More:
National Summer Learning Association