3 ways to accelerate learning in summer school

Accelerating learning this summer is a top priority for many districts. In our latest guide, we share 3 ways to create meaningful classroom experiences this summer to engage students and accelerate their learning.

Receive Content

Key Takeaways

How to build student agency into your ELA instruction
Learning begins with content that’s engaging. Students need opportunities for student-led learning or student choice, which is critical for staying motivated in their learning.
How to embed accessibility supports into your instruction
Students enter the classroom with diverse backgrounds, providing accessibility supports helps meet students where they are and set them up for success.
How to measure student growth using a variety of low-stakes formative assessments
To accelerate learning in summer programs, measuring student growth can help educators gain clarity on student understanding.

Content Preview

Read the first paragraph of this content here

In order for students to accelerate learning this summer, they must have meaningful learning experiences that set them up for success. So what do “meaningful learning experiences” look like? Picture a classroom that curates lessons that prioritize and embrace the full scope of a child’s developmental needs while also ensuring academic goals are met.

Other Newsela Content



Competence, Confidence, and Growth: Re-imagining our learning environments

In this series on paradigm shifts in education, we’re harnessing the momentum of educator-led movements, and examining how they can serve as a blueprint for transformational change.

reigniting sel


Reigniting SEL for tomorrow’s classrooms

Over the past few years, the heightened urgency to prioritize SEL in classroom learning has taken the forefront due to the isolation, uncertainty, and trauma students and families across the country continue to experience. We explore how SEL has evolved and what it will look like going forward.

science of reading


4 Keys to comprehension, according to the Science of Reading

The Science of Reading is gaining popularity as more school districts are turning to it to inform their instructional decisions. So, what is the Science of Reading and how can it be leveraged to support reading comprehension? We explore 4 key ways in our latest guide.