Don’t let the, “Summer Slide” get you!
Read this summer to maintain/increase your reading ability. According to the results of a three-year study, “students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show gains.” [School Library Journal, Nov, 2010]
Even if students do not participate in a reading program, “research shows that reading just six (6) books during the summer months can help kids avoid the summer slide.” [Brain Balance Center, 2014] Everyone wants to start their new school year ready for that grade and all its expectations. Reading regularly over the summer will help students be prepared.
Our Murfreesboro Linebaugh Public Libraries provides thousands of excellent choices for students as well as many fun programs during the summer to keep students motivated and visiting the library. All of their programs are free and students may check out several books with a library card. If your child does not have a library card, I strongly encourage you to secure one for each child.
If you are unable to participate in the summer reading program, try finding cheap books at thrift stores, garage sales, trade with friends, or check your own shelves at home for unread books. Allowing students to select their own books to read is important. Students should not be limited to a list or a level for summer reading.
They key is to READ the book. My suggested lists are merely ideas for those who need some direction. Students should read a minimum of 6 different books to maintain reading skills. Let’s Get READING!!
Ms. Gretta Smith
BLE Library Media Specialist
Reading List Suggestions
This is optional. It is not required for library class.
Dear Partner(s) in Education,
Not all books in our library collection or in suggested links are appropriate for all students. It is important to discuss with your child and for children to discuss with their parents/gaurdians what is and is not acceptable in regards to the content of a book / link.
*Please Note: These sites that are linked to from this website were not created by the owner
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Reading Suggestions Links:
ALSC Summer Reading
ALA Recommended Reading For Children
Local Summer Reading Programs
Books For Tweens
More Books for Tweens
4th - 7th Grade Reluctant Boy Readers
Books For Boys