April 13, 2011

Additional SummerReads Resources

More SummerReads related materials that are available on TextProject.


April 11, 2011

What Teachers and Parents Can Do to Stop the Summer Reading Slide


Students from high and low socioeconomic homes have been found to make similar gains on reading during the school year (Alexander, Entwistle, & Olson, 2004). It’s what happens in the summer that contributes to a growing gap in low- and high-income students’ reading. During the summer, low-income children either fall or stagnate during the summer, while higher-income children continue to progress or maintain their reading levels. By fourth-grade, the accumulated differences over several summers are reflected in a significant gap between low- and high-income students.