Families and Students

Girl reading outdoors during summer

What Do Students "Lose" in the Summer?

Deborah K. Reed, Ph.D.

Posted on: May 9, 2017

We examine the misunderstanding that over the summer, some students are losing months-worth of what they learned about reading during the school year.

Literacy development and language acquisition

Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Prolonged separation from a parent has been linked to emotional and academic consequences among children. Therefore, in this article, the authors used free videoconferencing to (a) deliver parental support for a student struggling with reading and (b) maintain a nurturing relationship between a geographically separated father and son.

Adult using dialogic reading with child

Dialogic Reading: Having a Conversation about Books

Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D.

Posted on: January 3, 2017

When facilitated with various levels of questions, dialogic reading encourages an interactive dialogue about a text being read by an adult to children.