Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap

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Summer reading loss accounts for roughly 80% of the rich/poor reading achievement gap. Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem. This timely volume offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer reading loss, but also provides reliable interventions and guidance by acknowledged experts and researchers on reading, remedial reading, and special education.

Both authors are recipients of the International Reading Association's Albert J. ...

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Overview

Summer reading loss accounts for roughly 80% of the rich/poor reading achievement gap. Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem. This timely volume offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer reading loss, but also provides reliable interventions and guidance by acknowledged experts and researchers on reading, remedial reading, and special education.

Both authors are recipients of the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research on reading and learning disabilities.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807753743
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 176,645
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Gerald G. Duffy vii

Preface Richard L. Allington Anne McGill-Franzen ix

1 Summer Reading Loss Richard L. Allington Anne McGill-Franzen 1

2 Interventions That Increase Children's Access to Print Material and Improve Their Reading Proficiencies James J. Lindsay 20

3 What Have We Learned About Addressing Summer Reading Loss? Anne McGill-Franzen Richard L. Allington 39

4 The Importance of Book Selections: Enticing Struggling Readers to Say, "I Want to Read That One!" Lunetta Williams 55

5 Taking to the Streets! One Principal's Path to Stremming Summer Reading Loss for Primary Grade Students from Low-Income Communities Geraldine Melosh 70

6 Making Summer Reading Personal and Local: One District's Response Lynn Bigelman 89

7 Where Do We Go from Here? Richard L. Allington Anne McGill-Franzen 97

Appendix: Evidence Summary for Annual Book Fairs in High-Poverty Elementary Schools 115

About the Contributors 121

Index 123

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