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NR students get a jump start on summer reading

The School District of New Richmond and United Way of St. Croix Valley have teamed up to provide elementary students throughout the district books to read over the summer through the F.R.E.E. (For Reading Excellence and Enjoyment) Book Distribution.

Summer is a time when many young readers "slide back" as many as two or three reading levels. If this happens every summer, by the middle school years, students can lose two years worth of learning. No matter how much growth is made during the school year, this loss can have a lasting effect.

The most important thing students can do to maintain their learning during the summer is to continue reading daily. Reading books of their choosing is an extremely motivating and effective way for students to preserve their reading ability. Happy reading to all students!