Welcome to the Reading Corner

@ Benway School with Ms. Reyes! 

What is Benway Reading for Summer 2022?

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What's the Summer Slide?

It’s the backward movement many children make over summer break when they forget what was taught to them in the previous school year and unfortunately, studies have shown that kids who suffer from Summer Slide every summer will be up to two years behind their peers by the 6th grade.

The good news is, it is super simple to prevent Summer Slide and set your kids up for success in September when school starts again.

It only takes 20-30 minutes a day to prevent summer learning loss and if you set up a daily schedule, you can not only prevent the loss, but set your kids up for academic success!

Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss: What is the number one thing every kid absolutely needs to do to prevent a summer slide? READ!

  • Have your child read for at least 20-30 minutes every day to prevent a summer slide.
  • Write every day in the summer which encourages kids to share their thoughts, be creative, and improve their writing skills.

  Vilma Reyes, Reading Specialist M.Ed

Training and Experience

Philosophy and Teaching Approach

  • Master’s in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis on Reading from Grand Canyon University
  • Orton-Gillingham trained from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators-AOGPE Orton-Gillingham Academy
  • Teacher and Reading Specialist at Roselle Public Schools for over 15 years
  • Benway Reading Specialist since October 2021

"My philosophy is defined by the Science of Reading, 'a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing' (The Reading League [TRL], 2022). My teaching approach is founded by the simple view of reading. “The Simple View of Reading shows us that reading comprehension is not the sum, but the product of two components - word recognition and language comprehension - such that if either one is weak, reading comprehension is diminished. No amount of skill in one component can compensate for a lack of skill in the other” (TRL, 2022)."


Thanks for Reading and Please reach out with any questions!