Spend Summer Outside!

Use the Book Finder tool from Reading Rockets to find fiction and nonfiction books that interest your child this summer! Search through more than 5,000 books — by author, illustrator, age, reading level, genre, format, and topic.

RiverRangers Toolkit National.pdf
Start with a Book calendar.pdf

Do you know children who are fascinated by dinosaurs, planes, bugs, birds, animals, the moon and stars, art, thunder and lightning? Are there any young detectives, explorers, or superheroes at home? Do your kids love reading poetry, myths, or tall tales? Start with a book … and open up a world of discovery and learning!

Explore NJ... Beyond the Beach!

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)

Rainy day fun...District Digital Resources

Why not use our district digital resources sharpen your skills? Students in grades K-5 are in the habit of logging into our district digital resources daily through clever and practicing their skills. Let's keep it going this summer! Students can log into their google account using their user name and password. Resources that are listed on each child's clever page are available all summer. Students can use these resources to practice their reading and math skills.

Enroll in a Summer Reading Challenge!

A Universe of Stories - Monmouth County Public Library Summer Reading Program

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

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

Genre Tracker

Scholastic Read-A-Palooza

Camp PBS Parents: Offering ideas for summer focused on fun and learning!

Readworks.org offers passages and question sets that are accessible and engaging for K-12th graders to beat the summer slump!


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!
Bedtime Math - Parent Event Presentation - NJ Generic.pdf

Camp Wonderopolis is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

Keeping kids and their families learning together throughout the summer and out-of-school time, Camp Wonderopolis can help build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills along the way.

When you register as a Camper (kids of all ages) or Counselor (parents, community and library program staff, teachers), you'll enjoy learning through wonder—an approach honed by the award-winning Wonderopolis.org!

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!