Summer Reading Program

Reading is the gateway to knowledge. There is no more valuable learning activity. Our summer reading program is designed to encourage year-round immersion in literature.

Summer Reading Lists

We have provided the following summer reading lists to assist you in selecting the best literature available for each age. The number of books is not as important as the quality of books and the time spent reading. The reading list is available as a .pdf file. If you have trouble viewing the file, click here.

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Journal

We encourage students to keep a summer reading journal. While these journals will not be graded, they are a helpful and fun way for students to record progress as they work through the summer lists in preparation for the upcoming year. Students may bring journals to their classroom teachers at the Meet the Teacher Open House or bring them the first day of school.

1st-2nd Grade Journals

For each book include a page with the title, author, and a picture. Rising Second Graders are also encouraged to write about each book. Describe your favorite part or write a short summary. Read at least 30 minutes each day.

3rd-6th Grade Journals

For each book include a page with title, author, a short summary, and list of characters. Read with pencil (not highlighter) in hand and underline unfamiliar words. Record these words and their definitions in your journal. For some of your books you may substitute a drawing for your summary. Read at least one hour each day.

7th Grade Journals (and up)

For each book include a page with the title, author, a short summary, and list of characters. Read with pencil (not highlighter) in hand and underline unfamiliar words. Record these words and their definitions in your journal. Practice taking notes (questions, ideas, themes, etc) in the margins. Underline meaningful sentences or passages. Read at least one hour each day.