ERIC Number: EJ923480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Solving the Problem of Summer Reading Loss
Kim, James S.; White, Thomas G.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n7 p64-67 Apr 2011
A 2008 experiment suggests that a summer books program, when combined with teacher scaffolding lessons and parent support, can significantly improve the reading achievement of low-income children. However, just giving student books to read did not improve achievement. By having teachers provide end-of-year lessons in reading comprehension and fluency and by encouraging parents to support their children's summer reading, schools can build effective and cost-efficient summer reading programs.
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Programs, Reading Achievement, Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Summer Programs, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Best Practices, Reading Materials, Problem Solving
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