Summer Reading


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Directions and Forms For Summer Reading Grades K-5


Grades K-1, Directions and Forms

Kindergarten and first-grade students should read or listen to books in a variety of genres.  Keep track of titles and genres of books read on the summer reading record form, and give the form to the classroom teacher in September to receive a summer reading certificate.


Grades 2-5, Directions and Forms

Students in second through fifth grade should read four to six books in more than one genre.  Keep track of titles and genres of books read on the summer reading record form, and give the form to your teacher in September to receive a summer reading certificate.





Booklist Page (This Site)

Family Resources (This Site)


Why is it important to encourage children to read a variety of books?


Here is a tiny essay on the benefits of reading all kinds of books...

As a district we want to encourage our students to expand their knowledge of the world and their vocabularies by reading more than one genre of book over the summer. Below is information on why reading a variety of books is important, as well as events and resources related to summer reading.


Directions and Forms For Summer Reading
Grades 6-8

All students should read the One Book, One School selection, City of Orphans by Avi.

Additional Directions and Forms  

All students should read three additional books of their own choosing, record the books on the summer reading log, and return the signed log to their ELA teacher in September.


Students in sixth grade are encouraged to choose the books from the 2017-18 Massachusetts Children's Book Award list.


Information about each of the books, including book trailers, can be found here: MCBA books 2017-18.


More information and the Summer Reading Packet can be found on the ECMS Library website.