Summer Reading 2017
Northside Elementary School Library
Summer is here! That means lots of time to soak up some really great reads. With so many amazing books written for children it's hard to know where to dive in first. Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, informational books, biographies, the list goes on. Summer allows children an opportunity to engage in reading for pleasure as they explore various genres and navigate their way towards the books and stories that bring them the most pleasure.
Beyond the sheer joy, there are also many benefits to summer reading that support student learning and prevent a loss in reading abilities while away from school. Access to reading materials (think public library) and time spent engaging with text are the most critical components to ensure children don't suffer reading loss over the summer months.
Below you will find resources for families to take advantage of this summer to support the summer reading habit with your child. From national book challenges to local programs at the public library there is something for everyone. You will also find book lists, read-alikes and more that will be helpful as you navigate the world of children's literature with your child.
Your Summer Reading Life in Photos!
Recommended Summer Reading Lists
** Be sure to keep up with your summer reading log. 20 minutes a day to keep the summer slide away! All students received a Chapel Hill Public Library reading log in the EOY packets.
Scholastic has also published suggested reading lists based on age range of children. There are some great titles on here too and perfect suggestions for the whole family!
American Library Service to Children Booklists
ALSC's Summer Reading Lists are filled with new and exciting titles! The lists are full of book titles recommended for children from Birth-Grade 8. These titles are sure to keep children engaged in reading all summer long.
"Just Right" Booklists
Check out these book titles based on "Just Right" reading levels that we developed to support students, teachers and parents for independent reading.
Click here to access these lists.
Chapel Hill Public Library Summer Reading
June 1 - August 15, 2017
Summer Reading means summer fun! Read all summer long, track your reading progress, and win fun prizes. Plus, reading helps keep your brain in shape. So, let's get started!
- Keep track of the hours you spend reading throughout the summer.
- When you reach 5 hours of reading you get your first prize. More prizes are earned every 5 hours thereafter.
- When you reach 20 hours of reading you will receive a book sack and a paperback book from the library prize cart.
What counts as reading?
You can read to yourself, to someone else or have someone read to you. You can read books, magazines or comics, or listen to recorded books.
How much should I read each day?
We all read at our own pace, so you can go as fast or as slow as you want. Aim for at least 20 minutes a day. If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program or how to use this Chapel Hill Public Library website to register, please call the Youth Services Desk at 919-968-2778.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
Each summer Barnes and Noble holds a special summer reading promotion in which children can earn free books. With two locations nearby at New Hope Commons and Southpoint Mall, it's a quick and easy way to support the summer reading habit while also getting more books in your child's hand. To learn more about this program click here.
Here Is How:
Step 1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).
Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!
The Importance of Reading During the Summer
Please use the links below for suggestions on supporting your child as a reader over the summer months.
Summer Tips for Parents - Reading Rockets
Summer Reading Tips - PBS
The Importance of Reading Aloud to Big Kids - Brightly Reading Website
Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly is Good for Kids - Brightly Reading Website
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