Learning Strategy for K-12 from QD Learning
What is the issue?
The issue is summer learning loss (as known as summer slide). It is the loss of academic skills and knowledge during summer break.
What is the evidence?
Summer Learning - Reading Strategies
- Let child's interests lead the choice of books. "Flood" them with interesting books
- Parents should model reading for child
- Making reading a summer routine
See details below:
- Themed books and activities - help kids explore a variety of subjects like dinosaurs, money, and much more
- Epic! - Kids' eBook subscription service that offers thousands of high-quality books.
- Storyline Online - Great videos that have famous actors reading books to you
- DIY Reading Camp - Summer Reading adventures from education.com
Summer Learning - Writing Tips
Summer Learning - Math Strategies
- Turn everyday routine as learning opportunities
- Follow your child's interest to guide learning
See details below:
- BedtimeMath.org - besides bedtime story, give your child some bedtime math problem. Try it. It is awesome.
- Calculation Nation - a collection of fun, web-based Math games
- Khan Academy - A personalized learning resource for all ages. It has K-8 math and your child can learn in his/her own pace.
- PatrickJMT - Just Math Tutorials. It has a lot of math videos.
For more information on Summer Learning
Check out Dr. Matthew Boulay's book. It is an easy read and lists 10 things we should know about summer including summer learning loss and strategies to deal with it. You can find it on Amazon.
In addition, here is a list of resources from Edutopia on summer learning.
Lastly, it is important to note that "eat well" and "sleep well" are equally important during summer. Let's all embrace summer learning.
- Summer Learning Loss from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_learning_loss
- Summer Can Set Kids on the Right—or Wrong—Course from NSLA, http://summerlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SummerCanSetKidsOnTheRightOrWrongCourse.pdf
- Summer slide: The reality of summer learning loss for students from 16 WNDU
5 Ways to Keep Your Students Writing All Summer Long from Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2013/05/5-ways-keep-your-students-writing-all-summer-long
Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning from PBSparent