Summer Literacy 2020

Good afternoon. Please find below, information and registration at the bottom of this page, for this year's Summer Literacy Academy, July 13 - July 31, 2020. Offered to current 4th– 8th grade students at no cost. Enrollment is limited so we will take these as "first come, first served." If you have already registered (during early remote learning), please complete the registration again as the times have been adjusted. Don't worry, if you registered earlier you will not lose your spot. Thank you.

Summer reading is critical to a child's ability to not only retain information learned the previous year, but also to grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills for the coming year. Just like exercising keeps muscles in shape, reading keeps the brain in shape. A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research study shows that children who don't read over the summer lose at least two months of reading development. This is often referred to as 'the summer slide' or the 'summer learning loss.' On the other hand, students who do read over the summer may gain a month of proficiency in reading. Reading over the summer is not a suggestion to keep kids busy; it's a critical requirement to help students stay on track for their entire educational career and beyond.

The GMS Summer Literacy Academy offers current grade 4 – 8 students reading and writing enrichment, practice, and intervention through various activities. Our staff includes GMS language arts and social studies teachers. A variety of resources and strategies are used to enrich and/or raise individual skill levels, depending on your child’s needs. Using current event articles and other reading resources, students will practice close reading and develop their writing skills.

Summer Literacy Academy sessions are offered Monday through Thursday. Students can attend two sessions per week: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, and the times will be as follows:

In-Person - 10:00 - 11:15

Remote / In-Person - 11:15 - 12:30

Remote - 12:45 - 2:00

Please note: In-person and remote sessions will align as closely as possible so your child will be getting similar practice and instruction regardless of the session they choose.

Please click on the Registration Form link below to sign-up for the 2020 Summer Literacy Academy.

2020 GMS Summer Literacy Academy Registration Form
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