It's hard to believe there is less than a month of school left! Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the one before! According to scholastic.com, research shows that reading just six books during break is a great way to prevent "summer slide" for struggling readers. If you would like to read the full article, you can find it here... http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/developing-reading-skills/three-ways-to-prevent-summer-slide
In looking for great reads this summer, check out this webpage from New York Libraries
For students entering 6th and 7th grades... http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/readlist_tw.pdf
For students entering 8th and 9th grades... http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/readlist_t.pdf
Depending on the age and development of your child, books from the tween list might be appropriate for your teen and vice versa. Consider having a family book club or taking along a book on audio for a road trip this summer.
Happy Summer Reading!
Mr. Mark Richter, Principal, Attea Middle School
Ms. Allyson Thorne, Acting Principal, Springman Middle School