Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners

60 Minutes

With interrupted schooling affecting students across the country, we know that reading growth over the summer may take on a new form than years past.

Now, with the summer months ahead of us it’s important to keep our youngest learners engaged in reading and make these summer months really count. In this recorded edWebinar, Dr. Anne Cunningham leads viewers on how to plan for summer reading growth no matter where learning takes place—in school or online.

By viewing this recorded edWebinar, you will walk away with effective strategies for coordinating summer reading growth in your K-3 learners. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the kindergarten through third-grade levels.

About the Presenter

Dr. Anne E. Cunningham is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education with San Francisco State University. A leading expert in the field of reading development, with over 100 publications, Professor Cunningham investigates how children learn to read and the pedagogical methods most effective for promoting reading acquisition and the value of avid reading.

As a leader, speaker, and best-selling author, Professor Cunningham has been featured most recently in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, and Huffington Post for her work. Her award-winning book, Book Smart: How to Support and Motivate Beginning Readers (Oxford University Press), examines children’s reading development and the cognitive and socio-emotional benefits of avid reading. Professor Cunningham is also the senior author of Big Day for PreK, co-author of HMH technology-based programs, iRead and Waggle, and a senior author of the core comprehensive curriculum for K-6, HMH Into Reading.