Summer Reading Loss: Targeting Through an In-Person and Virtual Camp

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,3
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the importance of evidence-based reading interventions to target summer reading loss.
  2. learn about procedures and tools needed to modify an in-person reading camp to a virtual reading camp.
  3. understand the impact of online reading interventions by analyzing data collected through virtual camp.
  4. understand the procedures and tools needed to design a successful in-person reading camp for students.


We will discuss summer reading loss and its impact on reading performances with elementary aged students. Participants will learn about an in-person summer reading camp that was successful in increasing reading performance especially for the younger students. The methods and barriers of transitioning from an in-person reading camp to a virtual reading camp will also be discussed. Data collection from the virtual camp will be analyzed and presented to the participants.



Maria C. Jimenez, University of Nebraska Omaha
Veronica L. Botts, University of Nebraska Omaha
Lisa Kelly-Vance, University of Nebraska Omaha


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