Several points of research show how student achievement can drop off over the summer if they don’t stay engaged academically. Wondering how to keep your students reading over the summer? AEA 267, in cooperation with Mackin has developed a summer reading resource website called I Want To Read. Suited for grades K-12, there are links to eBooks within your MackinVIA portal, as well as links to a summer reading journal and other book-related activities. These resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A webinar to share information about the research around summer learning loss and the K-12 eBooks accessible through the I Want To Read website was held on April 7th. We recorded the webinar, and it is now available for viewing.
We have also developed a webpage with resources to go along with these summer reading resources including a sample parent letter and templates for bookmarks and posters.