Many tutoring students beat the “summer slump” by attending Cluster’s Summer Reading Program to keep their skills sharp.
An average of 30 students attended six weeks of classes, two evenings a week, out of the 42 who were enrolled. They were taught by four teachers and helped by four aides, who were hired from a pool of Cluster’s high school students. This is the second year Cluster has held the Summer Reading Program.
The students were in grades K-6. Teachers focused on a variety of reading and writing skills, including reading fluency and vocabulary. The aim of the program also was to encourage an enjoyment of reading and to reduce the “summer slide” in reading skills that some students experience when they don’t keep up with books.