Throughout the school year, your child's teacher has work extremely hard to improve reading readiness, fluency, and comprehension. Over the summer, students that do not read will lose 10-20 words toward fluency from the ending of the school year. Please make sure your child is reading at least 15-30 minutes a day for younger children and 30-60 minutes for older children. Make sure they are reading on their independent reading level. Another good summer reading idea is to get books that are 1 to 3 grade levels above your child's reading level and read it aloud every evening. You should see a remarkable difference in all academic areas if these reading ideas are implemented over the summer. Research show that children who read at home perform in the top 10% of their class and standardize testing. So, make sure your child is reading this summer to meet academic success to be college and career ready for the future.