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W-M partners with reading coach to help stop 'summer slide'


June 9, 2018

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Participating in the summer slide reading progrm are, from left, first row: Lila Miljevich, Adam Everson, Killian Spencer, Nightealeeya Harvey, Liam Schoeller, Kaelynn Anderson and Lilliana LaMaide; second row: Jac Rabe, Eli Winter, Kevyn Nordine, Zola Zeckovich, Lillian Cooney, Matthew Skolowski, Steven Worthington, Annalise Rooni and Madalynn Ahonen.

WAKEFIELD - As summer quickly approaches, the Wakefield-Marenisco School District has partnered with its reading coach, Jennifer Burla, to work to provide ways to prevent "summer slide" for students.

"A great deal of what a child learns during the school year can be forgotten over summer break if nothing is done to try to prevent it," said Jason Gustafson, a teacher at Wakefield-Marenisco. "Research found that simply giving students access to self-selected, appropriately leveled books to read over the summer was as effective as any other program to ease or eliminate summer reading loss. As...

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