Participation in Summer Reading directly impacts student achievement. Recent research confirms that students who do not read or engage in meaningful thinking activities can lose up to 30% of progress gained during their school year. The good news is that the research also shows that students who engage in reading books, discussing books, and participating in opportunities to have books read aloud or read- along counteracts any possible summer slide. Establishing a habit of lifelong reading early and nurturing it throughout our children’s school years is critical to a child’s success in life.
Summer Reading Resources for K-5 Students and Families
Note: Overdrive App (SORA)
Username: firstname.lastname Password: initials+9-digit student ID (i.e. jm001067424)
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS RESOURCES FOR INCOMING GRADE 5 STUDENTS
Because every Parkway student has access to a global library on his/her own device, the role of our library has become even more important, not just a place to house resources, but one in which to create meaning from them. The Learning Commons provides a welcoming common space that encourages exploration, creation, and collaboration between students, teachers, and a broader community. It brings together the best of the physical and digital to create learning hubs. Evolving from a combination library and computer lab into a full-service learning, research and project space, our 21st century Learning Commons will inspire students to construct new knowledge and meaning from the world around them.