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6 Reasons to Spend Your Summer Reading

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For students, an ideal summer is made up of hanging out by the pool, trips to the beach, video games, shopping at the mall and most importantly, absolutely no school! While we highly recommend students spending at least some of their summer maintaining skills or preparing for the new school year with summer classes there is also another way to make sure you are not falling behind over the summer: summer reading.

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6 Reasons to Spend Your Summer Reading

  1. 1. 6Reasons to spend your summer reading
  2. 2. For students, summer is an ideal time to hang out by the pool, go to the beach, play video and most importantly There is no school!
  3. 3. We highly recommend: × Spending some of your time maintaining your skills × With private tutoring × Or summer courses There is yet another way to make sure you are not falling behind over the summer.
  4. 4. Summer Reading!
  5. 5. So WHy bother reading over the summer? Summer is the time for relaxing, not reading.
  6. 6. Wait, Hear me out! You might reconsider allocating some of your time to some summer reading.
  7. 7. #1
  8. 8. Think about it You have just dedicated 9 months of your life to learning.
  9. 9. All Thoseall-nighters Never-endingtests Last Minuteessays
  10. 10. One of the Best Reasons for Summer Reading Is to ensure that all of your hard work is not lost to summer learning loss.
  11. 11. Studies show that, Over the Summer “The average learning Loss in math and reading for American Students Amounts to One Month per year.” -New York times
  12. 12. Reading Keeps your Mind aCtive. × Spending lazy summer days by the pool sounds ideal, × but you are not doing yourself any favors. Summer reading is a way to keep learning over the summer and avoid losing some of your hard- earned education
  13. 13. You Can even Read by the pool!
  14. 14. #2
  15. 15. Vocabulary is one of the biggest challenges For students who struggle with reading comprehension.
  16. 16. Most of the texts You will read in the school year will contain advanced vocabulary.
  17. 17. reading Exposes you to brand new words that will help you in the upcoming school year.
  18. 18. Futurereading Upcomingtests Betteressays
  19. 19. You will have a larger vocabulary arsenal When it is time to take ACT or SAT tests.
  20. 20. Additionally, You learn how to use context clues to determine The Definition Of A New Word. Which is a Crucial skill Come Test Taking Time.
  21. 21. #3
  22. 22. The ABility to analyze × Is to find the deeper meaning. × This is a necessary skill for your high school days and beyond.
  23. 23. Practice Makes Perfect
  24. 24. The More time you take to read The more naturally analysis will come to you when it is time to analyze those pesky classics during the school year
  25. 25. It also Plays an Important Role In your everyday life.
  26. 26. 93% of Communication Is nonverbal - body language and the tone in one’s voice. - Philip Yaffe
  27. 27. What a person does facially, physically, and the inflection In their voice is far more telling than what they actually say.
  28. 28. We need to be able To ANalyze In order to determine The Deeper Meaning Behind The Actions of others and WHat is being said.
  29. 29. Worklife Personallife Schoollife Will all benefit from analysis skills learned through reading.
  30. 30. #4
  31. 31. “Read, Read, Read. Read everything...just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master.” × William Faulkner
  32. 32. Writers need to Read
  33. 33. Why? Because that is how they learn to write!
  34. 34. Struggling with writing description? Read a writer who is a master of description.
  35. 35. Check out this example of excellent descriptive writing: “Spring had come early that year, with warm quick rains and sudden frothing of pink peach blossoms and dogwood dappling with white stars the dark river swamp and far-off hills...The whitewashed brick plantation house seemed an island set in a wild red sea, a sea of spiraling, curving, crescent billows petrified suddenly at the moment when the pink-tipped waves were breaking into surf.” Margaret Mitchell in Gone with the Wind
  36. 36. Writing an Argument a challenge? Find a well-argued essay or speech.
  37. 37. Check out this example of an argument: “We have waited for more than three hundred and forty years for our God-given and constitutional rights. The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jet-like speed toward the goal of political independence, and we still creep at horse-and-buggy pace toward the gaining of a cup of coffee at a lunch counter. I guess it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say "wait." But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim... then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait.” Martin Luther King Jr in Letter from Birmingham Jail
  38. 38. Taking in Excellent Writing Will Most Definitely Improve Yours.
  39. 39. #5
  40. 40. What can be irritating in the school year Is being forced to read books you may or may not enjoy.
  41. 41. Not with Summer reading though
  42. 42. Reading over the summer Means you get to read whatever you want!
  43. 43. #6
  44. 44. Relaxing... That is what summer is all about!
  45. 45. Isn’t Reading The Opposite?
  46. 46. Guess WHat? Research shows that “reading is the best way to relax and even six minutes can be enough to reduce stress levels more than two-thirds.”
  47. 47. WHile school Reading Can be stressful, Summer Reading certainly is not.
  48. 48. So crack open a book - Why not at the beach?
  49. 49. Oxford TUtoring (949) 681-0388 oxfordtutoring.com
  • KatiePennington1

    Jul. 27, 2016
  • clairewu11

    Jul. 25, 2016

For students, an ideal summer is made up of hanging out by the pool, trips to the beach, video games, shopping at the mall and most importantly, absolutely no school! While we highly recommend students spending at least some of their summer maintaining skills or preparing for the new school year with summer classes there is also another way to make sure you are not falling behind over the summer: summer reading.

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