Summer Reading

Posted by on 6/30/2015 1:36:00 PM

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Batavia Reads! Did you see our Facebook post reminding your to sign up for the Summer Reading Program at Richmond Library? We will send messages via Facebook each week to update you on special incentives to keep you reading!

Summer learning loss can be “devastating.”  This is what researchers have often referred to as the “summer slide.”  It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, with disadvantaged students being disproportionately affected (Cooper, 1996).  Researchers conclude that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during the elementary school years, with nearly one-third of the gap present when children begin school (Alexander, Entwistle & Olsen, 2007).  The body of existing research demonstrates the critical importance that the early development of summer reading habits can play in providing the foundation for later success. 

We want to encourage Batavia's students to participate in the summer reading programs at their local public libraries. As educators across New York work to implement the new Common Core Standards, it is important that students continue to read while school is not in session. The Summer Reading at New York Libraries program is a great way for students to work towards college and career readiness during the summer and stay academically sharp for the next school year.

Happy Reading!