Summer Learning = Summer Fun!

Digital Resources & Personalized Reading Lists - Summer 2018.pdf

Follow MWE updates during the summer via Twitter @MWESupervisor

Do you like Pinterest? Follow our Summer Learning Pinterest Board

Mrs. Segarra's Media Center Website

Keyboarding...The debate goes on over the value of keyboarding skills as ever-changing digital tools shape the way students create. However, for those who have concerns over the ability to word process this list of sites for keyboarding practice may be helpful.

Read, Read, Read!

Suggested Goals:

  • Grades K-2 Students: read 10 books
  • Grades 3-5 Students: read 8 chapter books
  • Grades 6-HS Students: read 5 fiction books & 5 non-fiction books

50 Books Kids Should Read Before They're 12 (from Common Sense Media)

Summer Reading Lists (by grade) from Imagination Soup! (see lists below!)


Enroll in a Summer Reading Challenge!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Are you ready for "A Magical Summer of Reading?" Parents, your child has already started in school and we are hoping they will continue to read all summer! and let’s read all summer! (May 5 - Sept 7, 2018) So start reading, log your minutes, and most importantly, have fun!

Reading Rockets: Start with a Book!

Summer Reading - Genre Challenge : Challenge your child to listen to or read at least one book from each of the different genres!

Local Reading Challenges

Build a Better World - Monmouth County Public Library Summer Reading Program


For older students, visit Camp Newsela! where you can join one or more summer reading clubs!


Barnes & Noble - Read 8 books, earn one for free!

Camp PBS Parents: Offering ideas for summer focused on fun and learning! offers passages and question sets that are accessible and engaging for K-12th graders to beat the summer slump!


TD Bank - Read 10 books, put $10 in your TD Savings account!

At MWES, students are assessed using a variety of means in order to determine reading levels. One way is the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment and assigns readers a LETTER level. (See chart to the right) Another is by measuring your child's Lexile level using MAP or Achieve3000.

Selecting books in the appropriate range...

  • Improve students’ reading fluency and increase enjoyment of reading
  • Students who spend a minimum of 3 hrs/week reading at their own level for their own purposes develop reading fluency which leads to improved mastery.
  • You may wish to consider your child's Lexile range or F&P level for independent reading when selecting books
    • Remember: A Lexile range is 50L above and 100L below a student’s reported Lexile measure.
  • Use Lexiles and F&P Levels to set goals
  • Practice with a variety of texts
  • Challenge the BEST readers
  • Success breeds enjoyment!

Other Resources to try...

Get moving with GoNoodle all summer long! GoNoodle helps kids stay active, use their imaginations, and explore their world. Be sure to take a look at GoNoodle!

Bedtime Math - Parent Event Presentation - NJ Generic.pdf

Digital Stories

Use this Symbaloo webmix to find resources to reading via a computer or mobile device.

Explore NJ... Beyond the Beach!

Have a great summer! We can't wait to hear about all that you learned!