Jul 22, 2019
Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap
Posted by Richard L. Allington Anne McGill-Franzen

Summer reading loss accounts for roughly 80 percent of the rich poor reading achievement gap Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem This timely volume now offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer reading loss but also provides reliable interventions and guidance Written by acknowledged experts and researchers on readinSummer reading loss accounts for roughly 80 percent of the rich poor reading achievement gap Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem This timely volume now offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer reading loss but also provides reliable interventions and guidance Written by acknowledged experts and researchers on reading, remedial reading, and special education, this collection describes multiple models of innovative summer reading and book distribution initiatives as well as research based guidelines for planning a successful summer reading program, including tips on book selection, distribution methods, and direction for crucial follow up Most important, the authors clearly show how schools and communities can see greater academic gains for students from low income families using the methods described in this book than they can from much costly interventions.

  • Title: Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap
  • Author: Richard L. Allington Anne McGill-Franzen
  • ISBN: 9780807753743
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Summer Reading Closing the Rich Poor Reading Achievement Gap Summer reading loss accounts for roughly percent of the rich poor reading achievement gap Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem This timely volume now offers not only a com

    Donalyn

    I read this book last spring and never put it into . I am an Allington acolyte. In spite of his controversial, outspoken manner I find that his heart is always with kids and what we can do to help them learn to read and become successful.This book is full of research about summer learning loss and what children need from schools and libraries in order to increase reading achievement. A lot of the book is dedicated to Allington's summer reading program which provided free books to students in low [...]


    Cindy Gerwin

    Allington is one of my author Rock Stars! Perhaps the reason why is outspoken manner can be so irritating to people, is that often, he is right! And, he puts his money where is mouth is, by supporting his beliefs with research.I am beginning work on my doctorate degree in several months. I also work in a district with a high number of students eligible for free and reduced lunch (as well as a high ELL population and a large number of struggling readers). I am interested in doing my doctoral rese [...]


    Sarah

    I started this one a couple summer's ago and just came back to it. I read it cover to cover this time. The many studies that are referenced throughout the entire book point to the same conclusion; in order to close the rich/poor summer achievement gap, students must get books into their hands. Allington discusses several different approaches and their successes. The best way to keep kids moving is summer is to provide them with books they want to read. if a certified teacher can provide addition [...]


    Laura

    Great research to support what many teachers knowaders will read better if it is done voluntarily and often. This had nice case studies and examples of how to implement a summer reading program but was very much what I have heard Allington speak and write about in prior articles. Overall good read with good ideas for implementation but nothing drastically new here.


    Laura

    Well, I really wanted some practical ideas about creating s summer reading program from this book, so it did not meet my needs. While the authors provide plenty of good research for the importance of summer reading, they are "preaching to the choir" in this case. A good research tool for anyone looking for statistics to support measures to close the achievement gap.


    Angel

    If kids read during the summer, they will not experience as much, if any, summer reading loss.Kids need to choose books they can read independently. To read those two sentences in lofty academic language, read the book. Otherwise, that is all you need to know.


    Shipley

    I love everything Allington writes, but there wasn't much new here -- almost all of this information was captured in various shorter articles he's read, available via a quick google search. I wouldn't recommend paying for this one.


    Simone

    Not a whole lot of new information for me, though the research supports optimizing the independent reading part of our curriculum. It would have been nice if they had included a section on how to establish good reading habits throughout the school year to carry over into summer reading.


    Elaine Bearden

    This looks really interesting. Apparently, getting books into the hands of low-income children in the summer - 12-15 for example, is a significant way to impact their learning during the summer. Noted in SLJ in an article.


    Rebecca

    Close the poverty gap with 12 books a year.No, seriously, that's it. You can stop spending ask that money on test prep now.Packed with research, short enough to be easily digestible, and entirely practical, this is must-read for professional development.


    Elaine

    This was really illuminating and also encouraging that we are headed in the right direction with our reading program. It just makes me wish we had more resources to do more outreach during the summer to get more kids directly involved instead of waiting for them to come to us!


    Kristin

    Easy to read and provides great information on the importance of summer learning. If you are a summer professional, this is worth picking up. I saw Allington speak at a conference when I was first starting out in education. He was inspiring and his book is worth reading.


    Nan

    Excellent insights on the importance of getting reading materials into the hands of all students, especially over the summer months. Made me want to send my entire classroom library home with kids.


    Amy

    A few great ideas and a valuable resource for some. It just didn't fit me that well for the demographic of students I have. Not the fault of the book.


    Kelly

    The research is important reading.



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