What is on your summer schedule to promote academic growth in your children?
Shocking but not surprising are the gaps in the reading development of US children in the past 2 years. Now is the time to sign up for summer tutoring! Summer tutoring clients will participate in literacy lessons, vocabulary practice, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension practice, and writing exercises geared towards the four building blocks of literacy (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). We hope to see significant improvement in multiple reading outcomes to bridge some of these gaps over the summer and avoid the summer slide which happens when students do not practice their skills over breaks.
Getting a jump start on future reading progress will also help build confidence in children and set them up for success in the new school year. This summer at Tailor Joy, I am only offering reading tutoring as that seems to be the biggest educational need this year. The 2022 summer reading program is for confident and reluctant readers alike. Everyone has room for improvement and repeated practice.
Summer READING Tutoring June 13 – August 26, 2022
What the summer sessions will look like:
Oral fluency practice
Vocabulary practice with a list of common words for each grade/reading level
Reading comprehension practice
Critical/creative thinking activity
(Optional: summer reading book lists provided by schools)
You can choose 1 or 2 sessions a week. Sessions are 55 minutes long.
There will NOT be homework but there will be an encouragement to read 20 minutes a day, with a ticket drawing at the end of the summer sessions for those who read.
What else can you do at home:
Encourage daily reading time and model it as well (15-30 minutes a day)
Practice repeated reading with your child to build fluency and comprehension
Vocabulary word lists
Summer read aloud (yes, at any level! You can even take turns reading as a family)
Summer tutoring at Tailor Joy is all virtual, so you can sign your kids up no matter where you live! Summer tutoring will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays mornings and afternoons EDT (GMT-4). Contact me for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table Talk: What is on your summer schedule to promote academic growth in your children? How can you encourage people around you to be lifelong learners?