Monday, April 14, 2008

Summer Activities

ReadWriteThink is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. ReadWriteThink provides educators and students with access to quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, online content.

Now ReadWriteThink has added a new dimension to its website: Learning Beyond the Classroom. The site activities for children ages 4 to 18 including booklists, reading logs, book review podcasts, and best practice videos to help caregivers and tutors make the most of summer reading and writing opportunities.

Research has repeatedly shown that children's learning regresses over the summer. Learning Beyond the Classroom can provide children, parents, and others with meaningful activities that can make summer reading fun. Teachers, tutors, and other caregivers can include the Learning Beyond the Classroom web address in an end-of-the-school-year newsletter or e-mail, or place the link on the school website.

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