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Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading OVERVIEW

What is the WHY of Summer Reading?

We want to Provide students choice because it increases motivation and engagement. We want to promote thoughtful reflection on texts because it deepens student appreciation for reading and helps them make connections to themselves, others, and the world. Summer reading is about helping students connect more deeply to what they read.

The goal of the summer reading program is to help motivate students to continue reading even while school is not in session. Recent studies have projected that students could lose as much as 30% of their literacy gains due to school closures and the normal “summer slide.”

All students who will be in grades 6-12 next school year are expected to read throughout the summer to build their literacy skills.