Concerned about summer slump? A parent muses on reading lists.
What are we doing to great works of fiction?
"...While I understand that teachers are concerned about summer slide or summer slump, the documented decline in students' reading levels between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next, I question whether or not assigning specific titles and reading assignments accomplishes teachers' well-intentioned goals to keep their students reading over the summer months. As Penny Kittle says, "It's not rigor if they aren't reading it."