Just because school year is (almost) over, doesn’t mean reading has to come to a halt. In fact, we are well aware of the importance of having access to books and the harmful effects of the slippery slope that is the summer slide:
Children in low-income households fall behind an average of 2 months in reading during the summer.
Summer learning loss accounts for about 2/3’s of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading.
For every one line of print read by low-income children, middle-income children read three.
Read more at The Open Book.
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