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#IRAchat: Stopping the Summer Slide

by Chelsea Simens
 | Apr 03, 2014

While in many parts of North America the mercury may not seem to agree, summer is just around the corner. For teachers, that means it's time to start thinking about the challenge of the summer slide.

IRAchat: Stopping the Summer SlideTo get started, join us on Thursday, April 10 at 8pm EST to #IRAchat about Stopping the Summer Slide. We’ll discuss tips for summer preparation, motivation methods, and other practical ways to keep kids reading until next school year.

Our guest expert for the evening will be Dr. Kimberly Tyson. She’ll be on hand to answer questions and provide insights throughout the chat. She brings over 25 years of teaching experience and currently works as an educational consultant and content specialist to improve instructional effectiveness and student learning. 

To learn more about Dr. Kimberly and her literacy work, check out her blog here. You can also get a look at some of her suggestions for stemming the summer slide in this blog post. If summer reading slide is on your mind, then you won’t want to miss this #IRAchat. 

For a look at how this all works, check out the Storify recap of our last chat on Motivation and Engagement with Book Clubs.

How to chat

To join the conversation, you can simply search for the #IRAchat hashtag in Twitter. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter, you can learn how to get started and make the most of your experience by reading “Harnessing the Educational Power of Twitter.”

We look forward to chatting with you on Thursday and please feel free to tweet us with any questions you may have. Just use the #IRAchat hashtag in your tweet and we will do our best to help you with any advice or Twitter troubleshooting.

Chelsea Simens is the strategic communications intern at the International Reading Association.

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