Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere

Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist

Contact:lbellittiere@stjohnskenmore.com

Let's Prevent

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:

www.poetry4kids.com

www.gigglepoetry.com/index

Authors of humorous poems:

Brod Bagert

Jack Prelutsky

Kenn Nesbitt

Books Are Like Candy Bars --- You Enjoy Them From Beginning To End

Websites To Visit

http://www.sightwords.com - sight words flash cards and sight word games
bookadventure.com - Students in grades K - 8 can search for books, read them offline and come back to take a quiz. Students can create their own reading challenge.
www.professorgarfield.org/phonics/fishing/fishing.html Help Garfield fish for letters to complete his word.

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

APPS

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.

Walt Disney

Suggested Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 4

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade