Summer Reading K-4
Summer can be a season full of good times and fun memories, but did you know that kids may experience learning losses when they don’t read during the summer? There’s actually a name for it: the summer slide (and that isn’t the one at the park).
So what can you do as a parent to help STOP the summer slide? Itʼs simple, can cost little to no money, and yet is so very important.
Make time for reading every day!
Help your child keep their reading skills sharp:
• Read to your child.
• Read with your child.
• Use the calendar to record your reading experiences.
Summer ELA Grades 5-8
Dear Class of 2016,
You have two assignments to complete for English Language Arts this summer.
The first is to write a letter to me. You might introduce yourself and tell me about your interests, your family, or anything you feel that I should know about you. You could describe your summer activities, a special summer event, or how you spend a typical summer day. Your letter will be a full page, typed and double spaced in 12 pt. text. If you can, please share your letter with me on GoogleDocs (include your name in the subject line) or send it through regular mail if you do not have access to the internet. My mailing address is above. Please write to me before school begins.
The second assignment is to read at least two books. Attached, you will find some reading recommendations for you based on the reading choices of this year’s 7th grade. These are the books that were most popular this past year, but the book you choose does not have to be from this list. For each book, select three questions from the pink packet and write your answers on the lines provided. This packet is due the first day of school.
I met some of you briefly when I was filling in for Senorita Vento, and I am looking forward to working with you! Over the summer, I will be working my summer job, taking some time to visit family off island, and catching up with my reading, either on the beach or on my porch. I’ll see you in September!
Dear Class of 2015 ,
You have two assignments to complete for English Language Arts this summer, and one is pretty easy.
The first is to read at least two books. Below, you will find former 8th graders’ reading recommendations for you. These are the books that were most popular this past year, but the book you choose does not have to be from this list. For each book, select three questions from the pink packet and write your answers on the lines provided. This packet is due the first day of school. Be sure to have available one of the books you read over the summer as you will have a related writing assignment at the beginning of the year.
The third assignment is to bring in a 4x6 photograph of yourself reading one of your summer books. The photo should feature you and your book wherever it is that you enjoy reading—on the porch, at the beach, on the ferry, in your favorite chair . . . surprise us!
I look forward to working with all of you again next year. Have an excellent summer!