As summer approaches, the challenge of keeping students reading sometimes increases. Research has shown that students who do not read consistently during the summer months can have trouble maintaining the progress they made during the school year, the phenomenon known as the “summer slide.”

To encourage children and families to read throughout the summer, MetaMetrics – an educational research group that partners with the Kentucky Department of Education – offers the free research-based tool “Find a Book, Kentucky.” The tool helps students create a personalized reading list and then locate those books at the nearest library or bookseller.

Find more information and resources on the MetaMetrics website. Here are some more resources that may be useful for teachers, students and parents: