The Globe and Mail recently visited a Thames Valley DSB summer learning site in London ON to learn how SLPs are “building confidence in reading and writing skills” for young learners in the city.
At Wilfrid Jury Public School, the Globe reported that Grade 1-3 students in the three-week program are reading short stories with their teachers, learning how to write sentences, and building structures with magnetic tiles and other materials as part of their math lessons.
The Globe also spoke with with TVDSB Superintendent of Student Achievement Marion Moynihan, who explained that the aim of the Summer Learning Program is to “maintain (students’) literacy and numeracy learning and to help prevent a summer slip.”
Some education experts, notes the article, refer to “a summer slide” to describe how the “yawning nine-week summer break” can negatively impact young learners’ achievement and confidence.
The full article can be read here.
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