Summer Reading @ Reed!

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... This summer, we ask that you simply read and reflect on at least two books via the activity sheets below!


If you will be in 5th grade next year...

If you will be in 6th grade next year...

Want to "Challenge" Yourself?


At Reed Intermediate School, we also recommend that students participate in The 2016 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!)

How do you pick a "just right" book?

Just Right Books

Need some ideas? Check out these lists for recommendations and a little inspiration...


Connecticut Reads Summer Reading Lists


2017 Nutmeg Nominees


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



Mensa for Kids

Want a Real Challenge? To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program. Earn a commemorative certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement and get an Excellence in Reading T-shirt, too!

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

Have a question??

Visit the Reed LMC website or contact Mrs. Ledina (your friendly neighborhood Media Specialist) via email at ledinap@newtown.k12.ct.us.