Summer Reading: Learn and Prep for the New School Year

Indianapolis Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program, Read it and Eat, is one fun way to learn, win prizes like Colts tickets, practical gifts like college savings accounts and give back via Gleaners Food Bank donations. But whether in a formal program like this or one you create, summer reading can help you get a jump start on fall classes, regardless of your grade. What should you read? We compiled some recommendations from Indiana’s Department of Education.

Reading outside of school makes you, well, smarter–it is linked to stronger academic performance. You gain much more than the enjoyment of a good story by reading, you also learn story structure, grammar, vocabulary, interpretation, knowledge and writing skills during the process. The practice of reading could even boost standardized test scores, including the SAT, ACT, and AP Exams.

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