Addressing Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students

  title={Addressing Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students},
  author={Richard L. Allington and Anne Mcgill-Franzen and Gregory Camilli and Lunetta M. Williams and Jennifer M. Graff and Jacqueline Love Zeig and Courtney C. Zmach and Rhonda Nowak},
  journal={Reading Psychology},
  pages={411 - 427}
Much research has established the contribution of summer reading setback to the reading achievement gap that is present between children from more and less economically advantaged families. Likewise, summer reading activity, or the lack of it, has been linked to summer setback. Finally, family socioeconomic status has been linked to the access children have to books in their homes and neighborhoods. Thus, in this longitudinal experimental study we tested the hypothesis that providing elementary… 
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  • S. Neuman
  • Education
    The Elementary School Journal
  • 1986
The Elementary School Journal Volume 86, Number 3 ? 1986 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0013-5984/86/8603-0007$01.oo The development of reading skills and the nurturance of