Graduate Project Title
Summer Enrichment Packets of Resources and Activities for Primary Students
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Steven A. Schmitz
Third Committee Member
Andrea C. Sledge
Literature pertaining to summer learning loss was reviewed, including summer learning programs and year-round education. Summer programs and year-round education were looked at as possible solutions to summer learning loss. The research indicated a significant loss of academic skills over the summer months while students are not in school. Summer enrichment programs proved to be successful in helping students retain academic knowledge and skills. The literature review revealed inconclusive results in the effectiveness ofyearround education on student achievement. A summer activity packet was created for students preparing to enter the second grade. The focus of this packet was on reading, writing and math skills through daily activity suggestions to do at home along with community activities to participate in that also enhance the reading, writing and math skills in a real-world context. The goal of this enrichment packet was to keep students actively engaged in activities that would help them be better prepared for second grade and reduce summer learning loss.
Smith, Karen Michele, "Summer Enrichment Packets of Resources and Activities for Primary Students" (2003). All Graduate Projects. 829.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Elementary Education Commons