Quest: Stemming the Summer Reading Setback
Professors Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen are featured Quest Researchers for their work with the Summer Reading Program through the College of Education, Health, and Human Science’s Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. Allington and McGill-Franzen study the achievements of children when encouraged to read; especially those in lower-income homes. Their results show that closing the rich-poor reading achievement gap isn’t complicated or labor intensive. By providing economically disadvantaged children books via a book giveaway, these children have the same reading ability by the end of third grade as those from middle- and upper-income families. Read more about Allington & McGill-Franzen’s Summer Reading Program.