Date posted: June 8, 2018
Summer slide refers to the tendency for students to lose some of what they’ve learned, both skills and knowledge, over the summer break. Reading during the summer months addresses some of this slide. And, parents are important parts of helping this happen.
Here’s a selection of readings about summer slide, including suggestions and tips for parents:
- Beat Summer Slide: The Parent Summer checklist – from Edutopia
- How Can Parents Help Prevent Summer Slide? – from Where Learning Clicks.
- How to Encourage Summer Reading: A Parent’s Guide by Tim Shanahan
- Summer Reading Programs: Weekly Digest #105 – from The Learning Scientists
- Summer reading: Tips from parents who happen to know a few things about books – from The Washington Post
- The best weapon against ‘summer slide’ is parents reading, non-profit says – from PBS News Hour
For more detailed information, read Summer Reading: Closing the rich/poor achievement gap by Richard Allington. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to borrow a copy.