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Summer Reading

Hello Families!

 

Summer is here! It is a great idea to start summer with a solid reading plan. Part of that plan should involve keeping your child reading to avoid the "summer slide!"  At St. Francis of Assisi, we put together packets with activities and resources to keep your child reading during the sunny months. I hope you find the information attached helpful. If you have any questions, please let us know!

 

 
ASSIGNED SUMMER NOVELS FOR 7th & 8th GRADES:
 
7th Grade:  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.  The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father, set in the Great Depression era.  Read a description here.
 
8th Grade:  Wonder by RJ Palacio.  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are.  See a description here.
 
8th Grade:  Refugee by Alan Gratz.  A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.  A New York Times bestseller - see a description here.
 
 
Check out these suggestions to give your bookworm some great materials to dive into all summer long!
 
Grades K-2  Let's have some fun this summer at Camp Vooks! Join us as we guide you and your campers through reading and activities:  June 21st -- July 30th.  Earn badges, create and dream big things -- sign up for 6 weeks of Camp Vooks FUN!  
 
Common Sense Media
These must-read books are classics for a reason: they tell compelling stories with unforgettable characters. Whether they're in middle school or high school or just getting started on chapter books, kids, tweens, and teens can use this list to get a jump start on the year ahead. And parents can use it to learn more about the books teachers are assigning their kids over the summer and throughout the school year.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/summer-reading-list
 
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading lists are available for birth-preschool and grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Each list is available here to download for free. Titles on the 2021 Summer Reading Lists were compiled and annotated by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.
http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2021-summer-reading-list
 
We Are Teachers
Our summer reading list for 2021 is here to help! It’s full of engaging and exciting reads of every kind—fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, romance, fantasy, adventure, and so much more. Even reluctant readers are sure to find page-turners they won’t be able to put down! For even more suggestions, check out our huge collection of book lists here.
https://www.weareteachers.com/summer-reading-list-for-kids/
 
Washington Library Association 2022 Sasquatch Nominees
These are books geared for students going into grades 4, 5, 6.
Next year’s Battle of the Books Competition (optional) will use these titles.
https://www.wla.org/2022-sasquatch-nominees
 
Middle School Evergreen Book List 2020-21
These books are geared for students going into grades 6, 7, 8.
https://evergreenbookaward.org/evergreen-book-award-middle-school-list-2019-20/