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Summer Reading

 

Each student in grades K-12 will be required to read a grade level standard-based book this summer to ensure our scholars maintain their connection with reading.  Each student must purchase a hard copy of the book so that they can do their marginal notations and other related reader strategies can be used.
K-2 Summer Reading Assignment
Book Choices:
After reading one of the books listed above, complete one of the following activities.
  • Create a comic strip to summarize the book you have read.
  • Create a picture timeline of all the events in the book, labeling each of the events to provide facts, definitions, or important points taking place.
  • Create a poster about the book using one or two of the following media: finger- paint, watercolors, crayons, chalk, real materials. Write one to three sentences to explain your visual representation.
Grades 3-5 Summer Reading Assignment
Book Choices:
After reading one of the books listed above, complete one of the following activities.
  • Create a brochure advertising the book. The brochure must include:
    • Cover Include the following:
      • The title of the book
      • Author of the book
      • A picture of the cover
      • Your name
    • Inside the brochure:
      • Characters: Include the names and a short description of each of the characters.
      • Timeline of events: Create a timeline that explains the main events that occurred in the text.
      • Facts: Include facts about the sinking of the Titanic found in the book.
      • Pictures
  • Create a timeline using drawings, magazine cutouts, pictures, and labels to show the main events, and how these events contribute to the meaning of the text.
  • Create a PowerPoint “pitch” to a producer explaining why the story or the concept would or would not make a great movie.
Grades 6-8 Summer Reading Assignment
Book Choices:
After reading one of the books listed above, complete one of the following activities.
  • Use i-Movie or another video platform to create a book trailer advertising your book so someone else will want to read it.
  • Design a T-shirt that promotes your book and write a jingle to sell it.
  • Design a poster with words and pictures to advertise your book. Be creative…use details…elaborate…use color! Use an app to make it interactive.