Summer is a great time to hook kids on reading because they can choose their own books according to their own interests. At the same time, they can practice previously taught reading skills and improve in many ways. Reading success is cumulative, as is reading decline. Students who read independently become better and more motivated. Those who do not read often forget some or many of the reading skills learned during the school year.
The books, however, should be fairly close their reading levels. Use Reading Spotlight’s QRLE to assess approximate reading level. Find out how to do it here:
This packet includes:
- Parent Letter
- Questions from educational research that improve reading motivation
- A simple Record Sheet
- Ideas for incentives and rewards that are free or inexpensive.
Most students who read independently accrue superior vocabularies, higher reading scores, better writing skills, and improved reading rate.
Summer reading can be fun!