SUMMER READING – Summer 2023
Research around summer reading suggests that students can lose more than two months of academic progress (referred to as the summer slide) if they do not continue to read during the summer months. This summer, we want students to experience the pure joy of reading. Since the purpose of summer reading is to help foster a love of reading, we strongly feel that students should read a book that is of high interest to them and close to the difficulty level of text they would encounter during the school year. If you are concerned that a book might be much too difficult for your student, a good test might be to have them read aloud a page of the book. If your student struggles with knowing more than five words on a single page, you may wish to explore other options.
MIDDLE SCHOOL REQUIRED SUMMER READING (GRDS. 6–8)
Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are asked to complete the assignment linked below. The assignment can be summarized in two parts: (1) Read a book! and (2) Write a letter to your future language arts teachers. Students are asked to have their parent sign their letter to their teacher and turn it in at the beginning of the school year.
ELEMENTARY OPTIONAL SUMMER READING
There are many ways that you can support your student reading as well! Taking trips with your child to the library, listening to audio books in the car, and discussing books you are reading together are a few examples of simple, yet impactful, ways to continue to foster your student’s love of reading.
We hope you have a great summer and look forward to hearing about the great books you have read!