Beating Summer Reading Slide

Beating Summer Reading Slide

It’s late August and students, parents and teachers are sliding into back to school routines. Lunchboxes have been chosen. Backpacks have been selected. Notebooks have been purchased. Teachers have prepped their classrooms. Rosters are printed and teachers have...
Addressing Summer Reading Loss

Addressing Summer Reading Loss

Summer reading is the single summer activity that is most related to summer learning (Heyns, 1978). However, summer reading experiences are not equitable for students from high poverty homes or areas as compared to their peers. Students, on average, attend school for...

Turning New Pages

If, like me, you count among the simple pleasures of life browsing the shelves of a brick and mortar bookstore, you were deeply disappointed to learn recently that the Borders chain is going out of business.  Here in Louisville, the loss of Borders is a...

Memories of Summer Reading and Writing

One of my fondest summer memories is of going with my mom to the branch library not far from our home in suburban Philadelphia. We’d generally go in the evening, while it was still light out but not quite as hot and sticky as during the day. We would climb the...