Summer Reading 2018
From DPS Library Services
Summer Learning Loss and Reading
Summer is right around the corner and Library Services would love to partner with you to encourage students to read throughout the summer months in order to mitigate summer learning loss. “Studies show that access to books during the summer prevents a drastic loss in reading skills, especially for students in low income households” (Slates, Alexander, Entwisle & Olson, 2012). The research also shows that students need to read approximately 4-6 books to prevent reading loss, and at least 10-20 self-selected books to show gains (Allington & McGill-Franzen, 2008). We encourage library staff, teachers and building leaders to share the research with students so they can understand more about their own learning gains and losses and take action to maintain their learning momentum.
Did you know you and your students have free, 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks? DPS students and staff can instantly access thousands of excellent titles through the OverDrive website and app using their DPS login credentials (OverDrive instructions linked here). This collection includes culturally responsive titles and curated collections. Go to http://dpsk12.lib.overdrive.com or LION.dpsk12.org Our LION collection also contains Tumblebooks for our early elementary readers.
Overdrive Reading Kickoff Contest
Summer Reading Overdrive Contest
Read Read Read. We would like to encourage students to read as much as possible over the summer while also contributing to their school's chances to win an author visit for their student community.
We will be celebrating the school at each level (elementary, middle and high) that has the highest number of Overdrive books read per student with a free author visit in the fall including signed books for students to own! We will partner with you to select an author that resonates with your student community.