The Carson City School District has announced the launch of several Summer Learning Resources for parents and families. The goal of continuing summer learning is to help students stay fresh academically, build upon what they've already learned and prepare for the next school year and grade level.
To help kick off the summer learning program, the Carson City School District has prepared an introduction to Summer Learning Resources video that explains how to access the resources as well as provide evidence on why it is important for students to read throughout the summer. View the video here.
Many studies show that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
“As teachers, we always advocate for reading at home to help avoid the ‘summer reading slump,” Joanna Kaiser, TOSA implementation specialist for Gifted and Talented at the Carson City School District, said in the introduction video. “If students don’t have consistent reading at home and experience that ‘slump,’ they may lose about three months of reading instruction and reading gain, setting them about six months behind when they walk through the doors in August.”
Helping students read at least an hour each day will help them remain on grade-level, she continued. There are a number of resources for families to help assist their students throughout the summer, and they are all free.
For more information about Summer Learning and Resources, please visit the Carson City School District homepage at carsoncityschools.com.
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