Children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer.*
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is challenging all residents of Massachusetts to read four books this summer – and to share their experience with others. Join the conversation and tell us, #WhatsYourFour?
Post the titles and authors of your four books to Facebook, or Instagram along with a picture of yourself reading.
Include the text "Kids who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall. Learn more at readsinma.org," and use the hashtag #WhatsYourFour.
Tag a friend on the post and ask them to share their four!
Together, we can share in the fun of reading, and encourage children and teens to read this summer.
*Summer Reading and the Ethnic Achievement Gap, Jimmy Kim, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2004.
Regardless of ethnicity:
Ameliorating summer reading setback among economically disadvantaged elementary students, Richard Allington, April 2007.
Role Model and 92% of Kids:
Why Summer Matters in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap, Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Frazen, August 2009.
The Kids and Family Reading Report™ 4th edition conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic, 2012.