Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Antioch Elementary School  

Summer Book Scoop 2019

Deliciously Good Reads!  

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This summer, read every day!  Reading four or more books this summer helps prevent the “summer slide” in reading.  Antioch Elementary does not require summer reading assignments or tests, but we want our Gators to keep reading over the summer holidays! 

PARENTS:  Look below for recommended book lists of top titles your kids will love!

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Rising 6th Graders:

"Just Right" Leveled Book List (Levels B-M)


Summer Reading List grades K-1  

Summer Reading List grades 2-3  

Tip!:  Continue to share picture books of all kinds with your child.  No matter your child's reading level, picture books allow all readers to explore text and images in a uniquely engaging way.  Plus, picture books are the perfect book to share together on a lazy summer day!

"Just Right" Leveled Book List (Levels K-Z)

Summer Reading List grades 2-3  

Summer Reading List grade 4-5

 Tip!:  Summer is a great time for middle grades readers to explore new genres, series, and authors without being overly concerned with their "level".  Rereading is ok, too!   This allows readers to engage with a favorite title and simply enjoy it. Old favorites are comfort reading! 

Weddington Middle Wildcats

 Weddington Middle School Required Reading:

Read a minimum of 1 book off the  6th grade list and take an AR test.

WMS Summer Reading Information Site 

Tip!:  As kids enter middle school, screen time, friends, and activities can easily squeeze out reading time. Make time in your tween's day for reading anything they are interested in!

 MORE Summer Reading Links and Resources:

  • Union County Public Library Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens start in June! Participants track their reading during the summer to earn prizes provided by local sponsors and can participate in special events all summer long!
  • Use Scholastic's Book Wizard to find a book at your child’s reading level.
  • A Book and a Hug matches kids with a book that's perfect for their interests and personality!
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library The Library's annual Summer Reading Program runs June - August.
  • Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program requires kids to read, and then write a short recommendation on each. Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!
  • Elementary Battle of the Books Information: Read books, have fun, and compete in a quiz-bowl style competition! Open to any student in grades 4-5. Want to join? Read as many books as you can this summer, and in September Mrs. Kovach, Media Coordinator, will share more information about club meetings.  Meets every Tuesday from 2:00- 3:00 in the Media Center.  
  • Looking for even more book suggestions and summer reading activities?  Reading Rockets offers Start With A Book, a summer reading initiative.
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