More Summer Reading


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A big thank you to them for mentioning S'MORES. Happy Summer Reading!

What’s on Your Child’s Summer Reading List?

June 14th, 2009

Even if the thought of summer reading is daunting for your child, it doesn’t have to be painful, or the grounds for arguments at home. You can help your child create a plan for completing his or her summer reading list. Here are a few tips:

Make a Plan. Whether it’s in the morning, as an afternoon break or a way to wind down after dinner, try to set a structured reading time for your child every day.

Read Together. You can read aloud, or you can both read the same book silently, stopping to discuss as you go. When reading together, you can help make sure your child is grasping the basic storylines and plots and demonstrate that you enjoy reading too!

Compromise. Allow your child to take a break from “required reading” by selecting a book, magazine or journal of their own choosing.

Here are a few suggestions if your child needs a break from required reading:

Kindergarten: Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch

1st Grade: S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James

2nd Grade: See the Ocean by Estelle Condra

3rd Grade: A Mirror to Nature: Poems About Reflection by Jane Yolen

4th Grade: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

5th Grade: A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

Middle School: The Ghost in Allie’s Pool by Sari Bodi

High School: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Summer reading is an important part of wrapping up the school year and segueing into the next. So, encourage your children to keep reading this summer!