Roeper Reads! Summer Reading


Roeper Reads is a multi-faceted summer reading program designed for the complex, creative, innovative children of Roeper! There are many ways to participate, listed below. We will have parties to celebrate Roeper Reads participants in the fall!

Roeper Reads for anyo

Roeper Reads for pre-readers/listeners:

Roeper Reads for independent readers:

  • Reading Without Walls Challenge: Read 5 books that will challenge you to expand your horizons by taking the Reading Without Walls Challenge, created by cartoonist and MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang, who visited Roeper in February! 

  • Read + Review x 5: Read and review at least five books. Listening to books counts! Book reviews will be added to the Destiny Quest catalog so other kids can read them!

  • Friendship & Favorite Books: Create a list of the best 10 books you ever read, and have a friend or family member do the same. Trade your personal "favorites" list with a friend or family member and try to read as many of each other's favorites as you can! . (Carmen would love a partner for this challenge! Email me-- carmen . pianko @ roeper . org)

  • Take the 100 Favorite Chapter Books Challenge: Here you'll find a list of 100 favorite children's chapter books. Count up how many you have already read, then try to read that many new books from this list over the summer. Check them off as you go!

  • Camp Newsela: for anyone in or going into Stage III or Stage IV, this is an online news article "camp" that gives you interesting current events to read about at your own reading level, along with short quizzes. All Stage IV kids from 2017-2018 have accounts (username=roeper email address, password=stu####). All Stage III kids from 2017-2018 have accounts (, password=roeper). New students can can email me to get their account created or sign up using this code: YQ9EAN. Follow the steps from the link above!
If you have any questions about Roeper Reads! you can email me at carmen . pianko @ roeper . org. Happy reading!

For more ideas about what to read this summer, check out these great recommendation lists!:
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