Did you know?

  • Students who read over the summer do better in school in the fall.
  • Students who do not read over the summer demonstrate academic loss in fall.
  • 8 out of 10 studies indicate students who read for fun outperformed those who did not.
  • Students read more when they can choose their own books.
  • Reading five books over the summer can prevent academic loss.
  • Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who do not read over the summer are two years behind other children.

What Parents Can Do:

  • Stress the importance of summer reading with your child.
  • Make reading exciting; don’t think of it as a chore.
  • Create a reading list.
  • Create a no TV or electronic game time during part of each day.
  • Join a summer reading program at your local library.
  • Let your child choose his/her own books.
  • Keep a supply of reading materials around the house.
  • Go to the library regularly.
  • Ask your child questions about the books s/he is reading.
  • Read a book to your child.
  • Listen to your child read to you.
  • Pick a favorite author or series and read all the books.
  • Listen to books on tape while traveling.
  • Model reading.


 www.improve-reading-skills.com and www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm


Please refer to the following files for required summer reading assignment for all Christian Academy middle school students:

    • Poster Option Example:

Christian Academy School System | English Station Middle School | Eighth Grade Summer Reading Project | Example Poster