This article also proposes the idea of parent-teacher “scaffolding” to combat summer reading slide in at-risk youth.
In “Solving the Problem of Summer Reading Loss,” James S. White offer simplified, seemingly obvious solutions to combating summer slide.
These authors recognize that benefits of free reading choice for at-risk readers.
Research done by Kim asserted that in matching these readers with books suited to their interests, free reading is used as a motivational tool.
Socioeconomic status can be determined by parents’ education level, employment status, and average household income, and socioeconomic status is directly linked to access to books and outside support.
Stephen Krashen and Faye Shin’s 2004 article “Summer Reading and the Potential Contribution of the Public Library in Improving Reading for Children of Poverty” uses their expansive literature review to discuss other research stating that students from low socioeconomic backgrounds have fewer choices in reading material.
Shin’s research alludes to the old adage that you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.Just providing access to books is not enough and does not mean a child will read. The authors found that when youth can choose their own reading materials, they are inclined to read more.Youth literacy and education is undoubtedly an important topic to consider for current and future generations, and summer learning loss is a huge contributor to gaps in achievement for young people.While literacy programs are often implemented by schools and outside organizations, the role of the public library is highly ignored or minimized in addressing this problem.Most academic publications regarding summer reading loss all concur that more loss is suffered by youth described as at-risk, due to socioeconomic status and levels of support in their home life.Research dating back to the 1970’s demonstrates summer learning loss, also known as summer slide, and its relationship to socioeconomic status.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating