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    Help Every Child Find Great Books to Read This Summer!




    Challenge: Read every day for at least 15 to 30 minutes.


    Suggested Goals:

    Grades K-2 Students: read 10 books
    Grades 3-5: read 8 chapter books
    Grades 6- HS: read 5 fiction books & 5 non-fiction books
    Why is summer reading so important?

    Research studies show that --

    • reading loss occurs for most children when they are not in a formal learning environment or not engaged in any form of educational activities during the summer. ​

    • students can have up to a 2-3 month loss in reading ability over summer.

    • lower income students may suffer most due to lack of books in the home and transportation access to public libraries.

    • rural area students also lack easy access.

    • innovative partnering of schools, publishers, and public libraries has great promise for solving the summer reading loss dilemma.

    Information from http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Georgia-Summer-Reading-Challenge.aspx