No More Summer-Reading Loss by Carrie Cahill, Kathy Horvath, Anne McGill-Franzen, Richard L Allington, Ellin Oliver Keene, Nell K Duke
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No More Summer-Reading Loss

Everyone loves summer—except reading teachers. Kids take a vacation from books and those with limited access to books lose ground to their peers. You may have thought there’s nothing you can do about it, but there is. No More Summer-Reading Loss shows how to ensure that readers continue to grow year round.

School-based practitioners Carrie Cahill and Kathy Horvath join with renowned researchers Anne McGill-Franzen and Dick Allington to help you make summer readers out of every student. You’ll stop summer-reading loss as they help you:

  • identify practices that inadvertently contribute to it
  • understand the research on its implications and its prevention
  • take research-based action with 8 instructional strategies.
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Full Description

Everyone loves summer—except reading teachers. Kids take a vacation from books and those with limited access to books lose ground to their peers. You may have thought there’s nothing you can do about it, but there is. No More Summer-Reading Loss shows how to ensure that readers continue to grow year round.

School-based practitioners Carrie Cahill and Kathy Horvath join with renowned researchers Anne McGill-Franzen and Dick Allington to help you make summer readers out of every student. You’ll stop summer-reading loss as they help you:

  • identify practices that inadvertently contribute to it
  • understand the research on its implications and its prevention
  • take research-based action with 8 instructional strategies.

Building independence. Keeping kids on grade-level. Closing the achievement gap. These are just a few of the valuable outcomes that No More Summer-Reading Loss can support. Most importantly, it will help you pass on a love of reading that knows no season and gives readers confidence when they return in the fall.

About the Not This, But That Series
No More Summer-Reading Loss is part of the Not This, But That series, edited by Nell K. Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene. It helps teachers examine common, ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom. In each book a practicing educator and an education researcher identify an ineffective practice; summarize what the research suggests about why; and detail research-based, proven practices to replace it and improve student learning.

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Contents

SECTION 1: NOT THIS
I Know What You Didn’t Do Last Summer, Carrie Cahill and Kathy Horvath

  • Do We Do Enough to Foster Independent Readers?
  • Of Summer-Reading Lists and Questions: Are We Assigning Books or Inviting Students to Be Lifelong Readers?
  • Are We Making Assumptions About Children’s Access to Books?
  • Why Is It So Difficult for Parents to Get Their Children to Read?
  • Why Aren’t Summer School Programs Filling the Gap?

SECTION 2 WHY NOT? WHAT WORKS?
Children Will Read During the Summer if We Provide Access, Choice, and Support, Anne McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington Why Some Children Read During the Summer and Some Don’t

  • How Limited Access to Books Affects Summer Reading
  • Why Student Choice Is So Important
  • Why Summer Reading Needs to Happen Every Summer
  • How Teaching Reading Strategies During the School Year Supports Summer Reading
  • How We Can Recruit Parents as Children’s Partners, Not Taskmasters, in Summer Reading
  • How Personal Goals and Opportunities to Collaborate Can Keep Children Motivated
  • Summer Reading Is Not Optional But Necessary

SECTION 3 BUT THAT
School-Year Practices and Summer Projects That Support Summer Reading, Carrie Cahill and Kathy Horvath

  • Foster Habits of Independence During the School Year
  • Celebrate the Variety of Texts and Topics Students Choose to Read
  • Put Books in Children’s Hands
  • Scaffold Social Interaction for Students 
  • Support Personal Learning Goals
  • The School Is the Hub for Learning Year-Round
  • Embrace Your Own Ingenuity

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Reviews

"At only 65 pages, I was surprised at how rich this book was in research and strategies for stemming summer reading loss. "
—Matt Renwick, Reading by Example

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Carrie Cahill directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Kathy Horvath directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Anne McGill-Franzen directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Richard L Allington directly about professional development support.

Seminars

Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Ellin Oliver Keene directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Nell K Duke directly about professional development support.