Preventing the Summer Slide
July 11, 2012
The summer slide: it sounds fun, but it can be harmful to your child. Research shows that students who do not read during the summer may experience a decrease in their reading level. But guess what? Students who read regularly during the summer often improve their reading level and ability! WES students can start strong in the fall if their reading habits don’t “slide” away during the summer months.
To help ensure that the “slide” doesn’t take place this summer, we have prepared some material for your family. You will find reading suggestions and projects for your child to work on. Your child is not limited to reading only the books we suggest. We are asking each child to read at least 2-4 books and to complete one project based on his/her favorite. We are also asking your child to fill out a self-evaluation which will be turned in with the summer reading project.
These projects were created to promote creativity, engagement, and fun with reading! It is our hope that your family will be able to set aside time each day to help establish that “reading habit” which we at WES try to nurture during the school year. Thank you for continued support in the education of your child!
Reading suggestions by reading level
Many of these titles are available at the Watervliet Public Library. Visit the library's website to view their hours of operation.