Our school year ended much differently than normal but we can still celebrate the arrival of summer. With summer brings our Summer Reading Programs. Research continues to show the importance of having all kids read or listen to a book be read every day for 15-20 minutes. This amount of time accounts for about 2% of a child’s day but will make a life long impact. Here is a short article that shares some of the many benefits of summer reading.
- Improve Reading Skills
- Increase Desire to Read
- Improve Self-Esteem
- Neutralize Summer Learning Loss
- Improve Comprehension
- Improve Memory Skills
JPS and Georgetown Public Library Summer Reading Programs
Our students have two great summer reading programs they can participate in. Our Georgetown Public Library has put together a wonderful program: Imagine Your Story. Students can go to the library (which is now open with limited patrons and resources) or they can sign up online. Here is a quick guide to help with how to sign up online.
Students can also participate in the JPS summer reading program all they have to do is track the books/time they have read this summer and fill out the attached forms and return to school in the fall. As always if you can not print the form that is fine you can write it down on another sheet and parents can sign it and turn it in. If your child tracks their reading in the Georgetown program you can provide that documentation too, our only goal is to help students get some reading in daily this summer.
A Read Aloud of Freedom Summer
written by Deborah Wiles and illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Your child could start their summer reading by enjoying this picture book read aloud.