Summer Reading Rewarded

Merchantville School celebrated the students that completed multiple reading logs over the summer. Why is summer reading so important? Have you heard of the "Summer Slide"? Research has shown that over the summer, students who stop reading can lose up to two months of reading achievement. Due to the summer slide, some students start the new school year behind where they finished the last year. Reading during the summer can help prevent this and even help children improve reading levels. These student readers had a pizza luncheon with the principal to thank them for keeping up with their reading over the summer. Great job kids! Keep on reading.

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