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MS in Special Education




When school lets out for summer students are excited for their break from school, but do not realize the damage they are doing to their learning. For students labeled at-risk the damage done over the summer months can mean using valuable time in the next grade re-teaching all that was lost. Teachers can spend the first months catching the students up before being able to move onto new material, putting them again behind their grade level. One solution to this regression is summer reading programs. This paper will compare literature on this topic, giving many insights into difference aspects of these programs. It will also provide the results of a research project done to prove the benefit of these summer reading programs.

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