Appleton Area School District’s (AASD) Elementary English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum is based on Wisconsin’s State Standards. This month’s Literacy Corner will focus on how parents can support their child with summer reading.
Say Hello to Summer Reading!
Why Summer Reading?
Summer is a great time for students to relax and recharge. One great way for them to spend time relaxing is by enjoying great books. While children often feel that reading is just for school, it is important that they continue to read throughout the summer months to avoid what many call summer slide. Summer slide refers to the loss of reading skills over the summer months that happens when children don’t continue to practice reading and using the strategies they learned over the course of the school year.
What can you do?
Providing interesting reading material over the summer months will help to keep your child engaged in reading. This can mean reading books, magazines and even online articles. Keep in mind, it isn’t enough to just provide material, it is also important to match your child with just right text on topics that they will enjoy reading about. Also, talk with your child about what they are reading to promote comprehension and read along with them!
Read alouds for young readers
Max and Ruby - Rosemary Wells
McDuff - Rosemary Wells
Little Bear - Else Homelund Minarik
Elephant and Piggy - Mo Willems
Olivia - Ian Falconer
Henry and Mudge - Cynthia Rylant
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle - Betty MacDonald
The Magic Treehouse - Mary Pope Osborne
Ricky Ricotta - Dav Pilkey
Keena Ford - Melissa Thomson
Ivy and Bean - Annie Barrows
Notebook of Doom - Troy Cummings
Owl Diaries - Rebecca Elliott
Princess Pink - Noah Jones
Fly Guy - Tedd Arnold
I Survived… - Lauren Tarshis
Kidnapped - Gordon Korman
Hatchet Series - Gary Paulson
Among the Hidden - Margeret P. Haddix
Alvin Ho - Lenore Look