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K-5 Summer Reading 


 K-5 Summer Reading

Summer Reading for students entering Kindergarten is recommended, but not required. No grades will be given to kindergarten students.

Students entering First and Second Grade this fall should read 3 books that are on the Suggested Reading List  or other books designated for Beginning Readers.

Students entering 3rd Grade through 5th Grade this fall should read 3 books that fall within their Lexile range, from 100 points below to 50 points above their Lexile score. The Lexile score is found on the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) report, which was sent home to parents. 

Note: If your child’s Lexile score exceeds that of the Grade Level Lexile Band, then he or she should read texts either within his or her Lexile range, or within the appropriate Grade Level Lexile Band as outlined below. A Lexile measure is a good starting point for selecting books, but should never be the only factor.

Students are strongly encouraged to read at least one piece of informational (non-fiction) text over the summer.  The Common Core Standards recently adopted by Georgia place a much stronger emphasis on informational text as it is more present in college and career reading. 

Assignment: All students will keep track of summer reading on a reading log that will be turned in to the homeroom teacher at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

The Summer Reading Assignment will be counted as three homework grades (one grade per book read) and will be due on August 18, 2017.

K-5 Summer Reading Flyer

Link to the Reading Log

Parents are encouraged to read aloud to their K-1 children!!

Some titles are suggested below, or students may visit to find their own books in their Lexile range.

   Possible Titles for Reading...

 For students entering 1st Grade  Titles by Lexile Level - Interest Range K-2
 For students entering 2nd Grade  Titles by Lexile Level - Interest Range 3-5
 Popular Book Series