Summer is a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but it is also the perfect time for students to reap the many rewards of independent reading. As educators, we realize the importance of reading throughout the school year and we would like to encourage reading during the summer as a way for students to maintain reading levels and skills they have acquired within the school year. More importantly, we hope that by encouraging independent reading, students will experience the many joys of reading and will become lifelong readers and learners.
As such, summer reading is a part of the curriculum for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year for students entering Sr. Kindergarten through grade eight. Attached please find the required reading titles for your child, as well as the literature response assignments that must be turned in on the first day of school, August 1, 2013.
These will count for the first two Language Arts and homework grades.
Books may be purchased online new or used through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. If you choose to purchase through a bookstore, I recommend calling ahead. If it’s not in stock, they can usually order a copy for you.
Although these two titles are required for the summer, we strongly encourage students to read additional books to foster a life-long love of reading and invite them to wonder, imagine, and explore life’s endless possibilities. If you have any questions about the required summer reading, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher M. Terec, Principal