Two researchers from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education made a contribution to limit summer learning loss.
Typically students tend to lose reading skills over the summer. In an effort to prevent this loss, Read Aloud West Virginia has teamed with Greenbrier County Schools, the Hollowell Foundation and the Mary B. Nickell Foundation to replicate a study which found that providing children with self-selected books to read over the summer is effective in preventing this loss.
Anne McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington, TPTE, contributed high interest books to this program to support the study. They found that students have a higher reading achievement if there are books from which they can voluntarily select.