Lincoln-Way East Summer School Students Take Reading Outside
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer School students in Amy Lidys freshman Reading Seminar class enjoyed reading a book of their choice outside at Lincoln-Way East last week.

The fresh air was exactly what the students needed to revive and regain focus for the rest of the school day, Lidy said.

The students participated in SSR (Silent Sustained Reading), engaging in a fiction book of their choice for 20-30 minutes per day of summer school. Along with the silent reading, the project includes reading logs, vocabulary in context, a book review, and a main idea organizer.

It is proven that if students read on average 20 minutes per day starting at an early age, they will score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests, Lidy said.

Nearly 1,300 students are taking first semester Summer School held at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East High Schools June 15 through July 1 from 7 a.m. to noon.

More than 1,100 students are signed up for second semester of Summer School which runs July 6 through July 22.