Summer Reading Program
Welcome to the Lower School's Summer Reading Site. There's a lot to explore here!
- If you are entering Primary Circle, First, Second, or Third Grade your summer job is to read lots and lots of books each day. Find books you can read, and practice reading, but also, have a grown up read books to you. Look for chapter books that you would like to have read out-loud!
- If you are entering Fourth or Fifth Grade, you are to read three books from the leveled Reading Lists available here and two of your own choosing. The free choice books do not have to be from the books suggested here. Explore your local public library or browse a book store for ideas for good books.
- If you're in the "O" Just Right Reading Level or beyond, there are leveled book lists below. Look for your reading level, and enjoy reading the descriptions of the books and select those books that look good to you. You'll be able to find many books in your local public library or in a bookstore near you. Many of the books are part of a series, so you may read others in the series, too!
- If you are a rising 4th or 5th grader, be sure to go to our Summer Reading Google Classroom to join the comments about books we are all enjoying this summer! Don't forget about mailing your book postcards. It will be fun to see where everyone is reading!
- In the box to the right, there are other lists created by libraries and bookstores.
- Be sure to look at the nonfiction and the picture books. These outstanding books can be enjoyed the entire family.
- Everywhere you go this summer, take books along. Then, you'll always have something great to read!
- And, most of all, enjoy summer vacation and lots and lots of reading!
Happy summer reading!
All LS Students: Please send a photo of yourself reading in some fun spot this summer! Have an adult help you email your photo to T. Lynn:
I will use the photos for a fun movie to show in Gathering next fall!
Level O - Fiction
Level P - Fiction
Level Q - Fiction
Level R - Fiction
Level S - Fiction
Level T - Fiction
Level U - Fiction
Outside Summer Reading Recommendations
"How to Raise a Reader" guide from The New York Times
Picture Books for the Family
Not-to-be missed Nonfiction Books
Great reading web sites!
Summer Reading Photos
Please take a photo of your child reading somewhere this summer and email it to T. Lynn:
I will use the photos to make a summer reading movie for our Gathering in early September! It will be fun to see LS students reading in various vacation spots or at home!