Summer reading loss refers to the decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom and not participating in formal literacy programs (Allington & McGill-Franzen, 2003). Far from being an intuitive perception in the minds of educators, the reality of summer reading loss is well documented – and it is more persistent among students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who are already at risk for academic failure. Researchers have uncovered evidence to suggest that the impact of summer reading loss on students in general, and on at-risk students in particular, is significant*.
Hillsborough County Public Schools is offering a variety of ways for you to help your child remain an active reader and learner! Attached you will find flyers on how to best access books through a variety of digital means. Axis 360, MyOn (Renaissance Learning), and a variety of programs are offered through Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. Please use this information to involve yourself and your child with both digital and in-person reading resources and avoid the summer slump!
myON Summer Resources and Reading Challenges: Click here to access all flyers, reading challenge rules and resources for schools and families on MyOn's website!
Accelerate Learning this Summer with myON
Now available! Student and Family Resources for Educators 2022 (click link)
Continue to visit our website, www.ReadonmyON.com for updates and resources. Remember that ALL students have access to myON 24/7 from any device!
*Information Retrieved 5/12/22 from https://www.readingrockets.org/article/summer-reading-loss#:~:text=Summer%20reading%20loss%20refers%20to,McGill%2DFranzen%2C%202003).