20 May 2014

Summer Reading Talk Tuesday

A group of parents joined us in the ES Library for a great discussion about motivating students to read over the summer. We want kids to be excited about reading and to experience a variety of materials.

We encourage students to mix up their reading with a selection of print books, eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, comic books and graphic novels, online reading and book apps. The ES Library website offers a selection of book lists and electronic resources to help support students. As previously posted, the READO Summer Reading Challenge allows students to keep track of their varied reading over the summer.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, it is important to remember the ABC's of summer reading:
  • A - Access to a wide variety of books and reading materials
  • B - Books that match readers' ability levels and interests
  • C - Comprehension: Adult guidance to help kids better understand what they are reading
One of our popular resources, Big Universe, offers some wonderful suggestions to avoid a slip in reading skills over the summer months:

For more information, here is the presentation that was shared at the Talk Tuesday:

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