Eliminate summer learning’s worst enemy

One of the biggest obstacles to summer learning is access to books. So talk to your students about where they can go to get books—the library, local book exchanges, even thrift stores. Send them home with information about these resources so their parents know where to go.

And before you close up your classroom for the summer, give any books or magazines that won’t make it through the next year to students who might need them.

Here are a few more ways you can make sure summer learning losses don’t set your students back: