Summer Reading

Research shows that children who read over the summer maintain reading development and score higher on reading assessments when they return to school in the fall. Reading is a skill that requires practice, just like baseball or math facts. The North Hanover Township School District Summer Reading Program is designed to promote reading and learning as enjoyable activities.

This summer incoming K-6th graders are asked to read for a total of 15 hours over the summer. Students may select to read any book that they choose. Attached you will find suggested reading lists and a sheet to record the titles of books read. Students are encouraged to read both fiction and nonfiction books that are on their reading level. Magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks and eBooks also provide valuable educational experiences.

Students and/or parents should complete the attached Reading Log for all pages read. The following is a guide to resources and activities to promote summer reading.

What is the purpose of summer reading?

  • Strengthen the behaviors and habits of lifelong reading
  • To pursue interests and learn
  • To find enjoyment in reading

What are the expectations for summer reading?

  • Maintain a reading life throughout the summer
  • Build stamina and strength as a reader
  • Select books and other reading materials of personal interest
  • Keep a reading log of summer reading
  • Turn in reading log in September to new teacher

What does it mean to "Maintain a reading life" throughout the summer?

  • Read most days
  • Take into account summer plans. (For example, being on a plane allows you to read for a long stretch of time, whereas sleepovers might be different).
    * Traveling to some place different
    * Read a travel guide to help plan your trip.
    * Spending time at the beach
    * Try a mystery or adventure story or look to see what others are reading for ideas.
  • Visit the library
  • Follow interests and be flexible

What to do with my reading log?

  • Record on the reading log all titles read
  • Return to school and give it to your teacher in September

Links to the suggested reading lists & reading logs

Links to the reading and math tic-tac-toe game boards

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Happy Reading!

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