Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere
Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist
Summer Reading Loss
It is often asked do children suffer from reading loss during the summer months and the answer is yes! Research shows that children suffer from a loss of reading skills during the summer but steps can be taken to prevent the loss of these skills.
Try some of these activities to prevent the loss of reading activities.
Participate in a variety of reading challenges.
* Mayor Brown's 17th Annual Reading Rules Summer Challenge. Visit buffalopal.com/reading rules/ to get the details and how to register. You have a chance to win many wonderful prizes.
*Barnes and Noble - Summer Reading Challenge is for grades 1 - 6. Read any 8 books this summer and you can choose a free book.
*Erie County Libraries - Summer Library Challenge is a fun program for all ages.
*Read about places you will visit or wish you could visit.
* Incorporate reading into daily activities such as reading recipes.
* Read the book before watching the movie (Have a popcorn night).
*Lower the volume and turn on the closed captioning on the TV.
*Choose a variety of subjects to read: hobbies, sports, biographies, vacation spots, cereal boxes, poetry etc.
*After reading a story, create a different ending or create a new adventure for the characters.
*Create a journal to write your own stories, activities from your summer vacation or create drawings and add captions.
Remember Any Time Is Book Time!
Great poetry sites:
Authors of humorous poems:
Books Are Like Candy Bars --- You Enjoy Them From Beginning To End
Websites To Visit
pbskids.org/lions/games/ears.html - Help the lions identify the missing letters to complete their words.
teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/ Reading games with Clifford
Starfall.com - phonics and reading practice
4kids.org - academics with arcade activities equals fun learning
poemfarm.amylv.com - The Poem Farm (Amy Ludwig VanDerWater)
studyzone.org - elementary test prep for ELA
Storyonline.net - stories read by actors
NASA.gov - NASA Kids' Club
abcya.com - Fun reading activities
MagicTreeHouse.com - At this website students can find games, puzzles, and quizzes on any of the Magic Tree House Books
Monster Hunt - A memory Game
News-O-Matic - Covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way - images, maps, videos, and games
Sight Words by little speller - practice spelling sight words
Scratch Jr. -Students can program their own interactive stories (You can have your characters move!) and games.
News-O-Matic - Students can keep To to date with current events
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot in Treasure Island.
Suggested Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 4