Research shows that students who read for pleasure during the summer avoid the “summer slide” (the loss of academic skills over vacation) and perform better when they get back to school than those who don’t read. Plus, it’s fun — and it will help turn your student into a lifelong reader. That’s why your student’s only assignment this summer is to read for the fun of it. They have the option of filling out an online 2-minute book review found here. Students that read 6 or more books over the summer will be invited to a celebration of readers in the fall.
If your student wants to earn prizes for their reading efforts, the Denver Public Library also has their annual summer of reading program for ages birth through 12th grade that begins June 1st. Click here for more information.