Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program
This program is designed to keep elementary students from suffering from the “Summer Slide”— where students lose educational ground because they may not be as stimulated as they are during the school year. Studies show:
Students can lose up to 25 percent of their reading level over the summer.
This loss is cumulative – so by the time a student enters high school or middle school, they could be 2 years behind grade-level standards.
Some studies have suggested that nearly 80% of the achievement difference between high-income and low-income students may be attributable to summer reading loss.
It's common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills.
We are raising funds to operate this 8 week Elementary program, which will include free student transportation. Please consider making a donation to help keep our kids achievement high.
About the Program
The Hana School Summer Reading program will not only help keep kids’ reading strong, but will give them a chance to read great stories at their level and discuss them with their friends. The program, coordinated by certified teacher Jen Nadler, is designed to maintain and increase reading comprehension and fluency. Each three hour session will begin with a mini lesson led by the teacher and include independent reading, journaling, small group discussions and time to check out books in the library to take home for the week.
The program will use the reading and writing strategy F.I.V.E.S. (Facts Inference (Ideas) Vocabulary Experience Summary). Below is an explanation of the F.I.V.E.S. strategy as it is used in the classroom.
The Investigative Reader…
When you read anything, and I mean anything, you are meant to read for INFORMATION! You do this when you read something for entertainment, to understand/learn something, to find out the latest sport scores and news and to “get it” from school text readings to be able to pass and then TAKE what you learned into the world with you.
There are 5 things you collect when you read (or should be):
Facts- This is what is right there in the text. You can go back and point it out. It is not just a “Know It”, it is also a, “Show It”.
Inference/I think…- This is what the reading makes you “think of” because of what the author suggests or hints at.
Vocabulary- These are the words in the reading that are either new, or are used in a new way. Using the words and sentences around these words will help us get a better understanding of these mystery words.
Experience- As you read look for ways this reading has meaning to YOU in the REAL world. Have you had experience with this? Do you have a friend who knows anything about this? Did you see a movie or news show that this makes you think of?
Summary- As you read collect “important” facts (Who, Where, When, Why, What, How). Try for 3 and keep them in order. Along with this what is the “big idea”.