- Early Childhood
- Adult Literacy
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
|Title||Summer Reading Loss|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Mraz, M., & Rasinski T. V.|
|Keywords||achievement gap, Family Literacy, Reading, reading achievement|
Summer reading loss is a documented reality for many students. It is often of greatest concern for those who are already at risk, who typically have limited access to reading materials at home and whose parents or caregivers may be reluctant or unsure of how to help. By raising parents' awareness of the importance of supporting their children's reading development during vacation periods and by providing concrete guidelines on how to do so, teachers and students may be better able to pick up instead of starting from scratch when the next school year begins.
This article explains how reading gains can be lost over the summer, particularly with students who are most at-risk. Suggestions are offered to involve families in literacy activities that will stop summer readin gloss.
|DOI||1O.1598/RT.60 8 9|