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Summer Reading Information

Have you ever heard of the phrase "Summer Slide?" This phrase relates to the period of reduced academic growth during the summer months. Research indicates that during the summer vacation months, a summer reading program will help students gain reading proficiency levels. We can help prevent Summer Slide by incorporating just twenty minutes a day of reading during the summer months.

Below are resources about the benefits of engaging summer reading:
Summer Reading Achievement Facts
Promoting Student Achievement

Picking a book for students to read is just as important. Click here to learn more about how to help your student pick a book that is appropriate for them.

Be sure to open the list of suggested grade level looks for grades Kindergarten through Grade 5 located on the right of this page. We encourage you to sign up for the Scholastic Read-A-Palooza. West Elementary could be named 'Best in State' for having logged the most reading minutes during the summer. Simply create an account at

https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/.




Scholastic Read A Palooza Parent Letter
Grades K-5 Summer Reading List
Baylor Summer Reading Skills Programs
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