This is May, already! Our readers have made leaps and bounds of progress but how can we prevent a summer reading loss? It's critical that we keep books in their hands throughout the summer months. Here's our last minute solution. In conjunction with our end of the year Scholastic Book Fair, we asked parents to Buy One, Give One (Book). While parents are bringing new books into their homes from the recent book fair, we encouraged parents to consider weeding out gently used books to donate to less privileged children in our school who may not have their own personal library at home.
Research shows that one factor in preventing summer reading loss stems from students owning books.