3 edition of The effect of a library training program on summer loss or gain of reading abilities found in the catalog.
The effect of a library training program on summer loss or gain of reading abilities
William R. Harmer
Written in English
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|Pagination||xii, 139 leaves|
|Number of Pages||139|
Library staff training and development is a crucial element in ensuring positive user experiences within libraries. A staff component consistently exposed to relevant training and development interventions should not be underestimated. As stated by (Connor ): “An academic library’s single most valuable resource is its workforce. summer learning loss include: (a) identifying effective summer learning programs and Summer learning and enrichment programs (including educational camps and summer reading programs) originated in the late s (Fiore, ), if not before. By this time, perceptions of spent in the library during the summer months than their middle.
Why Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Important Summer Reading Loss Issues Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents “summer reading loss.” Children living in poverty are more likely to lose reading skills over the summer than children whose families are more affluent. loss in reading skills over the summer months, low-income students, who often do not have access to books in the home, experience an average loss in reading achievement of more than two months (Cooper, ). This problem of summer academic loss, also called “summer loss,” “summer setback” or “summer slide,”.
Summer learning loss – or the summer slide – is an educational phenomenon where students lose some of the knowledge, skills and ability they acquired over the school year. Besides the initial problem breaking the momentum of continual learning – and some lost time – there are a few knock-on effects . Library Summer Reading Programs Help Avoid "Summer Learning Loss" — Librarians love hearing how a book or library program changed someone’s life. One favorite story comes from a parent after last year’s Summer Reading Program: “At the beginning of the summer Sam said he did not like reading, but by the end he said he liked.
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1 Kim, Jimmy () 'Summer Reading and the Ethnic Achievement Gap', Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 9: 2, 2 Barbara Heyns, Summer Learning and the Effects of Schooling (New York, NY: Academic Press, ).
3 Susan Roman, Deborah T. Carran, and Carole D. Fiore, The Dominican Study: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap. The Impact of Innovative Summer Reading Programs. Public library summer reading programs are one solution to the “summer slide.” In an analysis of summer learning programs by Miller (), it was found that children can benefit from “hybrid” programs that combine elements of youth development principles with academic enrichment.
The authors of a recent study describe the effects of a randomized experiment that offered access to summer training programs to some students in. Summer reading programs began in the s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of : Ala Library.
Talking points for the benefits of summer reading, Why Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Important (PDF), have been made available by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
A more comprehensive look on the topic, along with a bibliography, can be found on their web site at Literacy : Ala Library. Summer programs that provide small group or individual instruction produce the largest impact on student outcomes.
Summer programs that require some form of parental involvement produce larger, positive effects than programs without this component. Remedial summer programs may have a larger effect on math achievement than on reading. Finally, parents of children engaged in preschool and summer reading programs appear to be strongly invested in their children’s reading achievement.
For thousands of children through Pennsylvania, preschool and summer reading programs offer a strong step in their climb toward reading achievement, and ultimately, success in school (40). Goals of Summer Reading Programs: Create and sustain a love of reading in children Prevent the loss of reading skills over the summer (aka the “Summer Slide”) Involve students in their communities Involve families in literacy experiences The ultimate goal of any educator or reading program is to “encourage motivated, skilled readers who choose to.
concerned about summer loss. It is praisewor-thy for its use of experimental methods and groundbreaking in its examination of a book reading program that lasted for several sum-R&D Solving the Problem of Summer Reading Loss JAMES S.
KIM AND THOMAS G. WHITE Addressing summer reading loss may help reduce the achievement gap between low-income and. But a more sobering trend is the pace of summer learning loss, which we calculated by estimating the ratio of summer loss to school-year gains for each grade. In the summer following third grade, students lose nearly 20% of their school-year gains in reading and 27% of.
Research shows the public library summer reading program as promoted by the NYS Statewide Summer Reading program enhances student achievement – even when compared to direct instruction.
Research studies and our experiences with promoting summer reading have shown how essential partnerships are between schools and public libraries. The National Summer Learning Association found that 51 percent of families not participating in a summer program would do so if one were.
It is summer slide which is the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation. This past fall I received a phone call from a panicked mom. Her son had spent lots of time at the river, pool, play dates and vacation, but no time reading, practicing math facts, journal writing or even playing education games on the iPads.
Summer reading loss refers to the decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom and not participating in formal literacy programs (Allington & McGill-Franzen, ). Inmore t Idaho children and teens participated in their library’s summer reading programs, and anot were served through library outreach programs activities, children in library programs benefited academically from story hours, arts and crafts, and other special events designed to enhance the reading experience.
Current research points out that increased summer reading reduces summer learning loss. One summer off can sometimes mean a whole school year of struggling academic performance. Summer Reading Loss. Regardless of other activities, the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer.
And the best predictor of whether a child reads is whether or not he or she owns books. While many students show some loss in reading skills over the summer months, low-income students, who often do not have access to books in the home, experience an average loss in reading.
Jesson R, McNaughton S, and Kolose T. Investigating the summer learning effect in low SES schools. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 37(1): 45– Kim JS and Guryan J. The efficacy of a voluntary summer book reading intervention for low-income Latino children from language minority families.
Most of the studies have focused on reading and mathematics abilities. overall, there was no significant gain or loss over the summer. The effects of summer. Check out the summer reading program at Grand Rapids Area Library as a way to jumpstart your family’s commitment to summer reading.
Start by visiting the Children’s Library. The meta-analysis indicated that the summer loss equaled about one month on a grade-level equivalent scale, or one tenth of a standard deviation relative to spring test scores. The effect of summer break was more detrimental for math than for reading and most detrimental for math computation and spelling.
Reading really is fundamental. Research has shown that children who participate in summer reading activities are 50% less likely to lose ground in reading comprehension. So, read to your child, have your child read to you, visit the library, or participate in a school, library or corporate summer reading program.