2019 Summer Reading

From Victor Primary Library

Summer Reading is ESSENTIAL

The activity with the most impact on your child's academics is encouraging reading. Whether it's

  • bedtime read alouds,
  • pass-the-book shared reading,
  • a family book club,
  • a mini research project,
  • or independent reading,

your child's time with "eyes on text" is so important to maintaining the growth they made this school year. Please, expect reading this summer!

Delightful Series!

A Little Easier...

A Little Harder


Digital Reading

Myon is an ebook library where the children can read or listen to real books. Access to Myon is NOT through the app or website because our school launches it through classslink.victorschools.org. This homepage will launch many other wonderful learning websites as well, such as PebbleGo, BrainpopJr and Brainpop, and Pk Life Science. The login for the webpage is your child's last name and first initial. Their password is their student number followed by capital V and lower case "cs" like this: Vcs. Email Mrs. Linse if you need your child's password.


Keep summer reading fresh with a BINGO board! Print out 8 copies, then encourage your child to try to "win" a different 5-box line each week. This gives them some ideas to keep the experience unique. This board has been balanced for writing, listening, nonfiction, and reading widely. Click here for Mrs. Linse's BINGO!

Want more ideas?

Please email Mrs. Linse for personal selections. On the Primary Library's school webpage, you'll see prior summer reading lists as well as some great websites students might enjoy using, like Pebble Go or Brainpop. The password for access to websites off that page is always "victor".

We have summer hours! The primary library is open 4 Tuesdays in July starting the 9th from 11-3pm while we serve the YMCA's Summer Rec program. Stop in and borrow!

The OWWL system is ready and waiting for you with wonderful programming, incentives, and events! Victor-Farmington Free Library can provide you with every book recommended in this summer's suggestions! Click here for their program calendar of events.

Discover the SECRET to a LOVE of Reading!

Want to know the secret to a love of reading? CHOICE! So many parents ask me... "What if my child only wants to read ______?" If a child is actively reading a beloved series over and over... that's okay! Ask them to retell the events or describe the character. Maybe even have them draw their favorite part! If *you* can't stand to hear one more Rainbow Magic, try controlled choice, but letting the child select their reading is the #1 motivator.

The Importance of Picture Books

The perception that picture storybooks are just for babies is pervasive. But new research shared recently in this article by NPR explains how essential they are for building comprehension, vocabulary, and a love of reading. Yes, picture books are good building blocks from birth, but those same benefits last across all ages. The gist of the article is that different parts of your brain access text and images. It discusses the difference between digital and print access to stories and is worth a look!

Writers and Books

It seems there is a summer camp for every possible interest, and that's no exception for readers and writers! We have a fabulous independent organization in Rochester called

Writers and Books. Victor families should know about their outstanding youth workshops dedicated to fostering authors and passionate readers. Please see their whole catalog at www.wab.org.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program grades 1 - 6

Students read eight or more books and earn a free book from B&N

Chuck E. Cheese’s Rewards Calendars to track reading

Get 10 free play points for every 2 weeks of daily reading.


Digital Resources

An app I recommend for the summer is Eloh ($2.99). It is a music based logic game great for patterns. A podcast I recommend is Wow in the World (free) which is hosted by NPR.