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Reading and summer activities workshop

Ways to foster reading over the summer and prevent reading loss

B Mitchell

on 26 April 2012

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Transcript of Reading and summer activities workshop

Summer Activities and
Reading Programs Workshop
Summer learning loss
Without some form of academic engagement over the summer break, children will forget much of what they learned in school during the previous year.

students tend to score lower on reading and math achievement tests at the end of summer than they did just before summer break.

Children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade children who lose reading skills over the summer will be 2 years behind their classmates.
To protect against summer reading loss...
Reading to your child daily
Reading a lot of different materials
Discussing what you’ve read together
Asking your child questions about what is read
Encouraging your child to write or draw in response to what they’ve read.

The more kids read, the better readers they become.
What type of reader am I?
Questions for your children
to ponder...
What do I like?
What books have I enjoyed?
What's your favorite book?
Who is your favorite author?
Why did you enjoy this book
or that author?
Read a lot of different materials...
What do I do when I come upon an unfamiliar word?
Why do I enjoy some books more than others?
What keeps me interested in a book?
Do I read for enjoyment or solely for information?
What similarities & differences do I see in my child and myself and how can I use this information ?

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
Literacy Activities
Word a day (jar)
prewritten vocabulary words
Scavenger hunt
specific directions to riddles
"behind the red pillow"
"in the closet I hide, it's where I stay,
I have a twin when I go out to play"
Book on tape/cell phone
friend or neighborhood book club
Grocery list (weekly)
plant seeds (jar)
Make a Literacy connection
Use Multiple
Visual spatial, kinesthetic,
logical, musical, interpersonal (self), intrapersonal, naturalist, linguistic
Order a subscription
What was it all about?
What do you think
will happen next?
Does this make you wonder
about anything?
What did you learn?
What was your favorite
part of the story?
How did the characters
change over time?
What was the problem
in the story?
What was
the solution?
impact on memory = learning
Text to Self
Text to text
Text to world
Thank you
for coming!

Helpful resources:
www.ixl.com (math website)
Bridge books
Create a word search
or crossword puzzle
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