Summer Reading 2015
Mr. Coatney said, "I know what you read during the summer"
Who is John Green?
Why do we have to read during the summer?
The "summer effect" on student achievement is well-researched: "The long summer vacation breaks the rhythm of instruction, leads to forgetting, and requires a significant amount of review when students return to school in the fall" (Cooper 2003, 2). Research findings have consistently reported that: (1) student learning declines or remains the same during the summer months; and (2) the magnitude of the change differs by socio-economic status (Malach and Rutter 2003).