Summer Reading 2018

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Curious about Summer Reading?

Reading and writing during summer months is an important way to keep your skills sharp, and make the transition from summer vacation back into the school year much easier!

Rising 5th and 6th Graders, this is the place for you - just keep reading, and you will find everything you need!

Rising 7th graders, you should keep an eye on the home page of the Newtown Middle School website moving forward... but here are links to the summer letter and reading log to get you started.

Let's (Book) Talk!

Click here for details about your summer REEDing assignment!

Need some great book ideas?

Reed 5th Grade BookSnaps Project

Click here to browse some of the books that our rising 6th graders loved during the 2017-18 school year! Remember, you must login with your district google username and pw to access this Padlet.

2019 CT Nutmeg Award Nominees

Great Lists from Bookopolis

Recommendations from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and American Library Association (ALA)

How can you tell if a book is "just right?"

Use the Five-Finger Rule to make a great choice!

The hardest - and most frustrating - thing about selecting a new book and getting excited to read is the realization that it's a little too hard for you right now... save yourself some pain! Get back to basics, watch the video below, and then remember to use the Five-Finger Rule!
5 Finger Rule

"Challenge" Yourself!

At Reed Intermediate School, we also recommend that students participate in The 2018 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge - it's a wonderful way to keep track of favorites, new and old! (And yes, you can log the books for the Summer Reading assignment above!)

Have a question??

Reach out and contact Mrs. Ledina (your friendly neighborhood school librarian) via email at