“If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” By Sherman Alexie
What happens when young minds sit idle for three months…it’s known as the “summer slide”. How can we prevent the summer slide with our students? By informing our parents about what it is and giving them resources like the ones below to help them.
Summer Reading Logs:
You could also use Google Docs and the students nor parents would need an account. What you can do is create a Google Form, then make the spreadsheet public with link- to do this you click the box at the end of the form that says make public for all. They could see what others filled out plus themselves. You could also make it into a competition and see who reads the most books, pages and/or genres etc.
Other helpful resources:
Ink Think Tank (Great free non-fiction!)
Collaborative Summer Library Program (Libraries nationwide)
Please share any sites that you use with your students or parents to prevent the summer slide.