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“Summer Reading is a timely look at the power of reading in the development of student literacy. It delivers a potent message to administrators, classroom teachers, reading specialists, and librarians to design summer reading programs based on a balanced view of reading instruction.”
—Sheila Bostrom, Brush Schools, Colorado
Inspired by school-established summer reading camps designed to help struggling readers, Dr. Fay Shin and Dr. Stephen Krashen have built a research-based plan to guide schools in replicating this successful strategy. Written in a friendly style by two top scholars in literacy and ESL, Summer Reading: Program and Evidence provides a framework rooted in scientific data supporting how these programs succeed. By including standardized test scores as well as personal reflections from teachers and students on building effective summer reading camps, the authors motivate teachers to help students excel beyond the traditional classroom, promoting success from one year to the next.
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Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He is best known for developing
the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach. Stephen has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education, and has done important work in the area of reading. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCLA, was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His recent papers can be found at
Fay Shin is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Masters degree in Teaching E.S.L. from the University of Southern California. She completed her undergraduate work at UCLA where she received a B.A. in Psychology. Dr. Shin is a former elementary and middle public school teacher and is currently a consultant to school districts and conducts workshops across the nation and internationally. Her research and publications have focused on English language development, literacy and bilingual education. Her most recent work includes developing Journeys- ELD/ELA in the Content Area: Science for Rosen Books & Classroom Materials. This program integrates English Language Development strategies with science content standards and is currently being used in school districts in the United States.
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