Study: Summer reading programs do affect kids' reading skills
| Nov 03, 2010
Based on the findings of a recent three-year study by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in River Forest, Illinois, what many librarians have long suspected has been confirmed: Students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. In fact, it was found that kids who participate in these programs are 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers who do not.
Summer reading programs are also an antidote for learning loss. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show gains. Read more of this study online or see the article by Carole Fiore and Susan Roman in the School Library Journal online.