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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Engagement is often the factor that makes or breaks a task for a student. Summer reading lists have often been pre-determine and tended (especally at the high school level ) to archaic novels. This often defeated the purpose for students to engage in this task - to read during the summer. Here is one district's attempt to address that concern. In a limited study they have had some success. Take a look and see if it is a fit with your school and students. Well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

N.Y. district gives students more choice in summer reading
Students' reading skills may improve when they are given some choice over their summer-reading lists, according to the results of a small study of students in a New York district. The district has used the findings to tweak its summer-reading framework and give students more voice in the process. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (5/20)Bookmark and Share

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