Setting Goals: Read with Children
Over the summer, young people who are not engaged in continued educational activities lose much of what they've learned over the previous school year. This is commonly referred to as the "summer learning loss."
If a young person reads only five books over the summer, the effect "is potentially large enough to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall." footnote
If a young person is read to at least three times a week, that person is twice as likely to score in the top 25% of reading.
What will you do to help young people succeed throughout the year?
Kim, Jimmy; (2004): 'Summer Reading and the Ethnic Achievement Gap', Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 9:2,169 – 188
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