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Summer Reading and Writing Opportunities

Suggestions for making literacy a priority over the summer

Importance of Summer Reading:

It is critical that students read and write over the summer months to continue to grow as readers and writers.  Research indicates that many students lose an average of three months reading progress during summer vacation, resulting in a two year loss by the time the students reach middle school .   The best way to prevent this loss is by making reading a priority this summer.  In fact, the best predictor of summer reading loss or gain is time spent reading.

McGill-Franzen, A. &  Allington, R. (2003). Bridging the summer reading gap. Instructor,  112.8, (17).

Summer Reading Programs in Tulsa Area:

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Free Audio Books Downloads

Listening to a book is an excellent way to build vocabulary and comprehension skills.  It's also a great way to pass the time during a long road trip.  

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles. To find out what titles are available and when you can download them, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827. 

Tulsa Library

The Tulsa library also has an excellent collection of ebooks and audiobooks available for free download.  They have helpful tutorials to help get you started.  

Online Summer Reading Opportunities

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Writing with Writers- Online Writer’s Workshop

You can continue to grow as a writer over the summer by learning from some of the best writing teachers there are: real writers!  Select from genres like folktales, poetry, biography, and more online, click through the steps, try the activities, and write!  You can publish your writing online and read the writing of other kids, too.

Other Writing Suggestions:

  • Keep a travel journal.
  • Buy fun new writing supplies and use them to write, write, write!
  • With your parents’ help and permission, create a blog to publish your writing on.
  • Write letters to friends and family that live out of town.
  • Write in your writer’s notebook often!
  • Write a story with your family.
  • Write a play to perform with your friends and family.

Click here for suggestions for finding a just-right book!

Click here for resources to help you find a book you might like to read.