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ERIC Number: EJ1146871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Patterns of Literacy Learning in German Primary Schools over the Summer and the Influence of Home Literacy Practices
Meyer, Frauke; Meissel, Kane; McNaughton, Stuart
Journal of Research in Reading, v40 n3 p233-253 Aug 2017
The "summer learning effect" (SLE) is described as a stall or drop in achievement over summer, especially in schools serving poor or "minority" communities. There has been little research in Europe on the effect, and research internationally has primarily focused on the effect in reading, with minimal focus on writing. This paper describes the extent and nature of the SLE in reading comprehension and writing in second grade classrooms in Germany. The SLE was evident in both subject areas with all students experiencing lower progress rates over summer. In reading, students attending the high-income school progressed significantly more over summer than their low-income peers, while there was no significant difference in writing progress over summer. Literacy logbooks over summer and interviews with a subset of students provided information on how home literacy practices influenced the effect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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