Incoming 4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading 2019
As you plan for the summer, please consider the possible literacy experiences your child can have in these months away from the classroom. There are many local and national book sellers on Cape Cod offering summer reading incentives and programs; many of which are FREE!!
- Check out Barnesandnoble.com to see how your child can earn a free book.
- Students can earn money with Rockland Trust. Check it out @ RocklandTrust.com.
In addition, our local village libraries will be offering their own summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. The Barnstable Libraries’ Kick Off Party for this program will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the Centerville Library. The local village children’s librarians are great resources for families so please do not hesitate to ask them for help selecting books for your children.
Students entering grades 4 and 5 are at different stages in terms of reading. Even though many students are able to read on their own, it’s fine to read books aloud or together. Students who are reading independently should read a variety of texts including fiction, nonfiction, magazines and newspapers. It is important to select some reading material which challenges them to take their reading to the next level.
The most important thing to remember is we want our students reading every day if possible!
Independent Reading occurs in all stages. Students entering grades 4 and 5 are at different stages. Most students are usually ready to do independent reading It is fine to read books aloud or together. Students should be encouraged to challenge themselves to move their reading to the next level. As you help your child select books, please consider some of the suggested authors and titles. Remember, these are only suggestions. Your child’s summer reading possibilities are endless and not restricted to what is suggested.
Christopher Paul Curtis
More Suggested Authors
I Survived series - Lauren Tarshis
Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
You Wouldn’t Want to...series - various authors
Joey Pigza books - Jack Gantos
Series of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
The Spiderwick Chronicles series - Tony DiTerlizzi
Growing Independent Readers
Ivy & Bean series - Annie Barrows
Geronimo Stilton -Geronimo Stilton
Cam Jansen series - David Adler
Magic Treehouse series - Mary Pope Osborne
Clementine series - Sara Pennypacker
Early Nonfiction Authors
Hans Christian Andersen
Coretta Scott King