Free Resources for Summer Reading and Math!
As we continue to recover from the pandemic, the challenge of keeping students reading and practicing math over the warm summer months increases. Research has shown that students who do not read consistently and practice math skills over the summer months can lose momentum in maintaining the progress they made during the school year; this is known as “summer slide.” This year, as school closures continue to redefine our idea of summer, the loss could be even greater.
In collaboration with schools, public libraries, and state and local agencies, we encourage children and families to read and maintain math skills throughout the summer. To support this initiative, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—has put together a number of free, research-based resources to help our students and families prevent the summer slide in both reading and math.
Education leaders who wish to help students find reading materials and math activities at their ability level - visit the Social Media ToolKit.
- Read the research on summer learning loss.
- Learn how the Lexile® Find a Book tool + Quantile® Summer Math Challenge can enhance your summer learning initiatives.
- Utilize our social media calendar to raise awareness and encourage summer activity.
- Access artwork to visually support your summer learning social media campaign.
- Find recommended strategies to boost engagement.
Summer Library Challenge 2021
Find a Book, Delaware is a great way to choose books for Delaware's Summer Library Challenge 2021! Throughout the summer, the state's public libraries - including the Kent and Sussex bookmobiles - will award incentive prizes to children based on reading and activity milestones. Registration is free at all public libraries. Fun and educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), art, and cultural programs for children will also be offered. For more information and a schedule of events, visit Delaware Libraries - Summer Reading Program
2021 Summer Library Challenge Flyers:
- 2020 Choice Reading Lists - from International Literacy Association
- Children and Teen Book Choices
- 2021 Notable Children's Books
- Young Adult Choices
- Lexile Levels for Beginning Readers - finding the most appropriate books for beginning readers
- Don't forget to check out the Delaware Diamonds program
Find a Book, Delaware - Summer 2021
Lexile® Find A Book for Summer Reading!
Research has shown that students who do not read consistently over the summer can lose momentum in maintaining the progress they made during the school year; this phenomenon is known as the “summer slide.” This year, as we continue our recovery from the pandemic, the loss could be even greater.
To encourage children and families to read independently throughout the summer, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE, research-based tool “Find a Book” to help students create a personalized reading list and then locate those books at the nearest library or bookseller.
Access the four-minute video for more information.
Ready to get started?
- Go to https://hub.lexile.com/fab
- Enter the child’s Lexile measure or grade level.
- Pick subject categories that match the reader’s interests.
- View and refine the search results.
Summer Math Challenge - Summer 2021Are Your Students Ready for the Quantile® Summer Math Challenge?
Did you know that on average students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer months? This year, as we continue to recover from the pandemic, the loss of skills could be even greater.
To help remedy the summer math slide, MetaMetrics—an educational research group—offers the FREE Summer Math Challenge, a math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers. The program is targeted to students who have just completed first through eighth grades and is designed to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year.
Ready to get started?
- Download a two-page flyer (in English or in Spanish) to share with students and parents.
- Visit hub.lexile.com/smc to learn more and help parents register.