QCSD Summer Reading

 Summer ReadingMission: Quakertown Community School District believes that when students continue reading over the summer, self-selected texts and/or required texts, it will create a positive impact on their academic success and a habit of lifelong reading. Voracious reading also prepares students for the demands of college and career readiness by increasing student vocabulary and building background knowledge.

"If children have opportunities to listen to, discuss, and read books on topics that they select, or books about characters that they love, they develop extensive background knowledge that can scaffold their independent reading and sustain their engagement." Allington, Richard and Anne McGill-Franzen. "Bridging the Summer Reading Gap." Instructor May/June 2003: 17. Web. 21 March 2016.http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/bridging-summer-reading-gap

Goal #1: To instill and inspire a lifelong love of reading.
Whether it is poetry, science fiction, informational text, mystery, biography or classic literature, or any other of the many genres, books will expose students to new worlds. Summer reading is an opportunity explore personal interests on topics he/she wants to learn about and discover new information or answer questions and wonderings.

Goal#2: To improve reading and language skills with practice.
Summer is an important time for students to continue the reading they have been doing in their classrooms throughout the year. Reading in the summer can help prevent a decline in student's reading development. See the article below to read more about summer reading loss.

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