Dear MS Parents,
Where did you like to read as a child? The beach or a comfy hammock in the shade? Under the covers with a flashlight, or maybe a quiet nook in the library? Whatever plans you have for summer, we hope it includes time set aside for your children to read! At PDS we know that consistent reading over the summer is critical for the literacy development of our students. The following book lists provide a wide variety of titles to meet a variety of interests and levels. Students are encouraged to read widely and for pleasure, as we hope all students will connect with titles that interest them. If you would like recommendations of “just the right books” for your child, feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com and I will happily recommend titles that other students have enjoyed. Here's to hoping your child discovers their favorite spot to read this summer!
Happy summer, and happy reading! Sheila Goeke, MS Librarian
For incoming 5th and 6th grade students five books are required: Three from the reading list, two of personal choice. There is a special assignment for each book, and that assignment is described below.
For incoming 7th and 8th grade students four books are required. One classic from the list, two titles of different genres from the list, and one title of personal choice. There will be responses to the reading in class when students return to school in September, but no specific assignment for summer to do besides read!