One of the most important factors in preventing “summer loss” of academic skills is access to books. My colleagues at Education Development Center authored this PBS Parents article about summer reading.
With vacations and all, it becomes more difficult to for our parent-child book clubs to meet during the summer, but we do have the book picks available already. It is Marisa’s turn to choose for the rising seventh-graders; she picks Flowers for Algernon. Naomi’s choice for the rising fifth-graders is A Crooked Kind of Perfect. An interesting juxtaposition.