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Summer Reading Information

Please note that children should be reading every day, all year! Better readers are better students. The more we read, the more we learn and the better student we become. Please note that these are MINIMUM number of books a child should read.The Reading Log and summer reading form is available on the school website, via email or you can pick up additional copies in the school office. Students who are reading below or above reading level should select books that are appropriate for them.

KS: Please read to your child every day for at least 15 minutes. Below are a few book suggestions to choose from: The series of Pete the Cat, The Pigeon by: Mo Williams, Dr. Seuss, No David by David Shannon, and any Eric Carle{author) book.

1st Grade: Minimum of 6 books, recommend any “Step into Reading” book at your child’s level, {Probably Step 1) or any Dr. Seuss book. However, please select books that your child will enjoy! Please maintain the summer reading log and return it to school when school begins. If your child is a beginning reader.have him/her read to you. If not, read to them.

2nd Grade: Minimum of 3 picture books at your child’s level.Recommended Authors are: Tomie de Paola {Ex. Big Anthony, The Art Lesson and, Strega Nona) and James Marshall { Ex. The Three Pigs, Cinderella, and Miss Nelson is Missing). Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

3rd Grade: Minimum of 3 Fiction Chapter Books. Each book should contain up to 100 pages. Suggestions include books in the following series: Junie B. Jones, Magic Treehouse, American Girls, however, any book your child will enjoy is fine. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

4th Grade: Minimum of 3 Chapter books. Each book should contain at least 125 pages and be at a reading level of 3.5 or higher. One book should be non-fiction\ historical fiction (it can be a graphic novel/comic book format), the second one should be a mystery book, and the third is the student’s choice. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

5th Grade: Minimum of 2 novels. Each book should contain a minimum of 150- 200 pages and should be at 4.5 reading level of higher, depending on student. Select any genre. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least two books. Return to school with log in August.

6th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 150 pages. Each one should be a different genre (fiction, historical fiction, mystery, non-fiction, biography etc.) Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

7th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 175 pages. Each one should be a different genre (fiction, historical fiction, mystery, non-fiction, biography etc.) Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

8th Grade: Minimum of 3 novels containing at least 175 pages. At least one of the books must be non-fiction. Maintain reading log and return it to school when school begins. Complete the summer reading information form for at least three books. Return to school with log in August.

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