READS for Summer Learning is designed to improve reading comprehension by fostering children’s engagement with books over the summer. Children are “engaged” with books when they are motivated to read them on their own and in ways that increase their reading comprehension. The three key elements (“ABCs”) of READS for Summer Learning are:
Access to books at home
Books matched to each child’s reading level and interests
Comprehension activities, including teacher scaffolding and family support of summer reading.
We are passionate about improving literacy outcomes for low-income children!
With the support of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) administrative team, we are conducting a large-scale, rigorous scientific study of the MORE curriculum in 30 CMS schools. By doing MORE together, we are moving the equity levers --great teaching, access to advanced courses (in early elementary school), and time --to solve the achievement gap.
The READS Lab at Harvard, led by Professor of Education, James S. Kim, is a research-based collaborative initiative designed to identify and scale adaptive solutions for enhancing children's literacy. We work with leaders in school districts, schools, non-profit organizations, foundations, and universities who are committed to applying adaptive strategies to improve children’s literacy learning opportunities.