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Summer reading and learning-REPOST

Dear Parent/Guardian,

       According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading. 

 As a result of the school shut down, estimates suggest students will return in the fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year.  However in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions. In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, students should be reading on a daily basis and or completing math activities. Below are recommended reading list/activities.  

There are important ways you can help your child before, during, and after he or she reads from a text this summer.  Read at home with your child at least 20 minutes every day with books they enjoy.

Before reading:

  • You may read to your child a text before he or she reads it.  
  • Have your child make predictions about what might happen next.  
  • Have your child use picture clues from the cover to predict what the book is about.   

During reading:

  • Read out loud to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Echo read (you read a line and then have your child repeat the line).
  • Read together at the same time (choral reading).
  • Reread or retell favorite stories.
  • Talk to your son or daughter about what they are reading.
  • Talk about how the pictures in the book connect to the words on the page.

After reading, you may:

  • Ask “What do you remember from the text?”
  •  Ask questions about the reading (who, what, when, where, why).
  • Have your child talk about his or her favorite parts of the story and why.
  • Ask “What have you learned from the text?”
  • Ask “Who was in the book and what did this character do in the story?”
  • Connect the story to your child’s life or to other books you and your child have read together.

EPIC Books and Moby Max contain web based books for students to read online.  To access, students will use their credentials and log into CLEVER from the website https://dearbornschools.org/resources/students.

Dearborn Public Library :

Online books are available for (Elementary Students) and  (Pre-school) children.  

For math learning, ZEARN, MobyMax, and Khan Academy (upper elementary) provide great resources for continuing the learning and building essential skills.

  • Zearn – Activities to develop numeracy and other essential math skills.
  • Moby Max – (use student password in Clever) – Wide variety of math content is available
  • Khan Academy – (log into Clever) – Provides students with grade level content activities and online videos. 

The following websites provide additional practice and activities for reading and math during the summer:



Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.

أولياء الأمور و الأوصياء الأعزاء:

بناءً على دراسة لجامعة جون هوبكنز إن  الانقطاع عن الدراسة خلال الصيف  قد يسفر عن تراجع الطالب بما يعادل فترة زمنية قد تصل إلى الثلاثة  أشهر تقريبا من فترة الدراسة العادية في مادة الرياضيات، و الشهرين في مادة القراءة. تشير التوقعات أنه نتيجة لإغلاق المدارس سيعود الطلاب إلى المدارس في خريف  العام الدراسي ٢٠٢٠  بنسبة ٧٠ % فقط مهارات القراءة مقارنة بالمستوى الذين قد يصلون إليه خلال السنة الدراسية النموذجية / الإعتيادية. بينما من المرجح أن يظهر الطلاب نسبة تطور أقل في مهارات الرياضيات وفي  بعض الصفوف ما يقارب من تأخر سنة دراسية كاملة عما نشهده في الأحوال الدراسية العادية.   التخلص من هذه الفجوة التعليمية التي من الممكن أن تنشأ عن حلول فصل الصيف في القراءة والرياضيات، يتوقع من الطلاب إكمال واجبات بيتية صيفية  قبل عودتهم إلى المدرسة العام القادم.

 شكراً لكم على دعمكم ومساندتكم لأبنائكم في إكمال  الواجبات الصيفية .

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