Graduate Degree Type
Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
The summer months provide a prime opportunity for elementary children to grow in their reading skills and reading lives. This project investigates successful summer reading programs that leverage the expertise of parents to mediate the effects of summer slide and encourage summer reading growth. The project culminates in a summer reading program that supports both students and parents. Schools can support students by providing free texts and allowing students to choose these books for themselves. Schools can support parents by providing summer reading tips in the form of short, helpful and practical videos. Both students and parents can be supported through the installation and use of Little Free Libraries located outside of the school.
Nieboer, Allison, "A Summer Reading Program for Joy and Growth: Using Free Books, Videos, and Little Free Libraries to Empower Students and Parents to Make the Most of the Summer Months for Reading Growth" (2021). Culminating Experience Projects. 36.