Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2020

What was your favorite book you read this summer?   Fill out the form below & then check back to see everyone's favorite books!  Don't forget to enter your books in to the Summer Reading Challenge here. 

Favorite book you read this summer?



This page is your one stop shop for Driscoll Summer Reading! It is full of great resources to keep you reading and thinking this summer.

Driscoll Summer Reading Resources
  • Brookline Summer Reading Website 
    • Downloadable Summer Reading Lists and Best Books Lists
    • Helpful Resources: where to find ebooks and audiobooks this summer, podcasts, links to public library summer reading programs
    • Summer Reading Challenge: enter the books you read to help Brookline K-8 schools reach the goal of 27,265 books read this summer!
  • Summer Reading Bingo
    • A fun reading challenge.  Required for students entering first through third grade, but a great activity for all students.  Print out at home.
  • Summer Reading Log
    • Required for students entering grades four through eight.  Print out at home.
  • Summer Writing Bingo
    • Keep writing this summer with a bingo sheet of writing ideas (optional).
  • Books I Want to Read This Summer
    • Use this sheet when browsing the slideshows and summer reading lists to keep track of books you want to read this summer.  Print out at home, or make a copy of the document to type into.

 


 

Driscoll Summer Reading Requirements by Grade Level


Entering Kindergarten 

We are excited for the upcoming school year with our incoming Kindergarteners! Over the summer we encourage families to read alphabet books and kindergarten books with their children to prepare them for a wonderful school year of learning.  The Entering PK/K/1 Brookline Summer Reading List has a great selection of books to choose from.  We look forward to hearing about your child's favorite book on their first day of Kindergarten!



Entering 1st Summer Reading Requirements

We are looking forward to the upcoming school year with our incoming first graders!  Over the summer we hope that you keep exercising your reading muscles to become an even stronger reader.  Please use the Summer Reading Bingo game board to record all of the different books you read with your family.  Your goal is to complete five in a row but challenge yourself to even get a double bingo. We can't wait to hear about your favorite book on the first day of first grade!

Driscoll SR20 Entering 1



Entering 2nd Summer Reading Requirements 

Incoming second graders should play Summer Reading Bingo. Once you get five in a row, challenge yourself to complete more squares and grow yourself as a reader!  We can’t wait to hear all about the interesting and informative books you chose to read. Happy reading! :)

Driscoll SR20 Entering 2nd & 3rd



Entering 3rd Grade Summer Reading Requirements

Play Summer Reading Bingo!  Incoming third graders should complete at least one row of Summer Reading Bingo and be ready to share the bingo card with your teacher in the fall. Be sure to look at the Entering Grades 2 and 3 Summer Reading List, browse books in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!

Driscoll SR20 Entering 2nd & 3rd



Entering 4th Summer Reading Requirements

In 4th grade, students read many different genres of books. We want to get you ready for this with your Summer Reading choices. Please read at least five books this summer, including:

  1. Historical Fiction. We recommend the I Survived..Series, by Lauren Tarshis - This is an age-appropriate series that relates the stories of an historic event through the eyes of a child eyewitness.
  2. Nonfiction (Informational or Biography).  Any nonfiction book, magazine or article about a topic that interests you. For biographies we recommend the Who Was/Who Is Series. These are great biographies for this age. Some students call these the Big Head biographies because of the covers.
  3. Traditional Literature: a folktale, fairytale, or myth of your choice.
  4. Science Fiction or Fantasy. 
  5. Realistic Fiction.

Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read and be prepared to share the log with your teacher at the start of school in the fall.   You can also try the Summer Reading Bingo, although this is not required.

Driscoll SR20 Entering 4



Entering 5th Summer Reading Requirements

Choose 5 or more books to read.  At least ONE of your choices MUST be from the Grade 4 and 5 Brookline Summer Reading List.  For the remaining books, choose books you will like.  Look at the Summer Reading List, browse in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!

Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read and be prepared to share it with your teacher at the start of school in the fall.   You can also try the Summer Reading Bingo, although this is not required.

Driscoll SR20 Entering 5



Entering 6th Summer Reading Requirements

Choose 5 or more books to read.  At least TWO of your choices MUST be from the Grade 6 Brookline Summer Reading List.  At least ONE book MUST be non-fiction (it does not have to be from the Summer Reading List).  For the remaining books, choose books you will like.  Look at the Summer Reading List, browse books from your public library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!  

Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read and be prepared to share the log with your ELA teacher at the start of school.

Driscoll SR20 Entering Grade 6



Entering 7th and 8th Summer Reading Requirements

Choose 5 or more books to read.  At least TWO of your choices MUST be from the Grade 7 and 8 Brookline Summer Reading List.  At least ONE book MUST be non-fiction (it does not have to be from the Summer Reading List).  For the remaining books, choose books you will like.  Look at the Summer Reading List, browse in your local library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!  

Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read.  Be prepared to share your reading log along with your favorite book at the start of school in the fall.

Driscoll SR20 Entering 7-8



Entering 9th Summer Reading


Want to Join a Summer Reading Book Group?

Sponsored by the BHS Library & PTO . All grades are welcome, the group determines the book they want to read, and a copy of the chosen title will be provided to each participant.  Once you have signed up, we will meet to work out the specifics on how the group will be run. Sign-up to here.