Today is the last day of school for students in Worthington. But, learning cannot stop for summer break. Research shows that reading 200 pages per week – that’s only 29 pages per day! – increases student achievement and promotes cognitive growth. Kids that spend just 30 minutes a day over the summer reading, and then discussing what they’ve read, are better prepared when school resumes in the fall.
Don’t worry, though, you’re not on your own when it comes to encouraging your child to read all summer long! You’ll have access to a number of exciting resources – including Raz-Kids – so your student can continue to listen to, read and record his stories, and continue building fluency and comprehension skills.
Worthington Schools has partnered with Worthington Libraries to offer you and your child another important resource: booklists for students in kindergarten through high school! Lists will be available at all three library locations and online.
This is a great time to mention Worthington Libraries’ Summer Reading Club, which starts May 31. Kids of all ages can read their way to free food and summertime fun, not to mention a chance to win some great prizes, by participating in the club, which runs May 31-August 2.
We need help to keep your child’s reading skills moving forward. We know we can’t do it alone. As a parent, YOU are your child’s most influential role model and Worthington Schools’ most important partner. Talk to your child about a summer reading plan and, together, complete the form below. Then, get ready for a summer full of exercise for the mind and body!
Along with the book lists, you will also find a Summer Instruction Plan & Partnership that can be used as resource for your students, community members, and your own families. Setting a goal and having a clear plan will ensure that students and our entire learning community keeps reading this summer!
Additionally, you will find a link for “My Ideal Bookshelf.” This graphic organizer (By Jane Mount & Thessaly La Force) is a great way to think about yourself as a reader! The empty bookshelf should be filled by YOU! You can include the books you PLAN to read this summer or you can include your most TREASURED and favorite reads! I encourage you to post these shelves and let the world know you as a reader!
Summer Instruction Plan & Partnership
My Ideal Bookshelf
Preschool/Kindergarten Summer Reading List
Grades 1 2 Summer Reading List
Grades 3 4 Summer Reading List
Grades 5 6 Summer Reading List
Middle School Summer Reading List
High School Summer Reading List
Please contact me with questions!
– Dr. Jamie Lusher, English Language Arts Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
“200 pages per week, only 29 pages per day, will increase achievement and promote cognitive growth!”