One thing that affects a students retention of material learned during the year is the amount they read during the summer. Many libraries have summer reading programs going on during the summer. Children can read books then give book reports and earn prizes for the number of books they read.
I love the classics and there are many children's classics that your child would be interested in reading this summer.
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is about some old friendships and some new between Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and Toad and their adventures.
- The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain is a story about a prince and a pauper who look very similar. So much so that they trade places with each other; the poor pauper lives in the castle while the prince takes his place in the streets.
- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll is a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. If you loved the adventures of Alice, you will enjoy this book as well.
These three classics could keep your 4th-6th grader really entertained this summer. Go check out some classics at the library this summer!!!