Presented by the Robert Adams Middle School ELA Department

June 2024

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers:

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge. Additionally, our hope is to build a community of readers, where all students can see themselves reflected in the characters, discuss inspirational experiences of respective protagonists, find excitement and connection in shared readings, and support one another in their reading. 

To encourage summer reading, as well as prepare students for start-of-the-year activities and community-building experiences, the summer reading requirements are as follows:

Students may opt to buy books; however, books, audiobooks, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks are available from the Holliston Public Library and through the Minuteman Library Network. You might also check out Overdrive, SORA, and Hoopla which also offer access to free audiobooks and ebooks.

When your child completes reading the two books this summer, please print and fill in the  Summer Reading Form, and submit it to their English teacher during the opening weeks of school. English teachers will announce a final due date for their classes. Parents will need to sign off that students completed their summer reading. 

The optional extra credit must also be turned in for credit. Your child's English teacher will let them know how to submit their optional extra credit work.

We hope you have a wonderful summer filled with magical books!

Happy Reading!

The RAMS English Department

ALL STUDENTS 6-8 must print and complete the Summer Reading Form.