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Summer reading's secret weapon, plus 10 ways to make it work

You already know that students who read over the summer perform better than their non-reading peers when school starts in the fall. But why? In a recent study at Harvard University, researchers tried to pinpoint what factors made summer reading so effective at improving performance. What they found surprised them. It wasn’t necessarily access to books, the quality of literature, or even the number of pages read. The main factor leading to effective summer reading was involvement from adult family members.
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