ISU professor has ideas to slow "summer slide"

An Iowa State University education professor says learning doesn't have to end for school kids in the summer. Literacy Education professor Emily Hayden says keeping kids engaged during the non-school months begins with figuring out thier interests and tailoring reading and writing projects to those interests.  She says you can also get kids to write during the summer by making them scientists, observing what's happening in the yard or garden at home. Hayden also says if a kid has a favorite book, it's OK to encourage them to re-read it.  She says they may get something different out of the book on a second, or even third, reading.

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