Summer is an ideal time for children to immerse themselves in reading. During this vacation we hope your child reads often choosing from a wide variety of high-quality materials from many different genres: picture books, chapter books, historical fiction, non-fiction, magazines, graphic novels, poetry, fantasy, science fiction and the list goes on… Students can even earn points for their Saint Michael’s Blue or White house team by participating in the summer reading program! Read on to find out more.
Summer Reading Activities
Recommended Books: We recommend that students entering grades 1-4 read at least 3 books over the summer.
Book Log: Students should keep track of their summer reading using the book log provided and bring the log to school in the fall to share with their class.
Book Review Activity: Students should complete a book review of one of the books they read this summer using the form included in this packet and bring this form to school in the fall. All students who complete and return a book review to their classroom teachers will receive a point for their house. Go Blue and White!
Please Note: Digital copies of all summer reading program materials will be available on the Saint Michael’s School website under the “Summer Reading”tab.
Finding Books to Read
To help you and your child select books, we have provided a summer reading list of titles that can be found online or at your local library or bookstore. In addition, here are links to the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award nominees for 2022 (https://olis.ri.gov/youth/ricba/winners.php) compiled by the State of Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Sciences and the 2022 Notable Children’s book list (www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb) published by the American Library Association. Please note that these lists are only suggestions to help you get started. You and your child should feel free to choose any titles that are of interest, not just the ones on these lists.
Thank you for participating in our summer reading program! Have a fabulous vacation filled with outdoor fun and lots of books! We look forward to sharing our summer reading adventures when we return in the fall.
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