Summer Reading Lists 

Reading is the most important skill there is. Research shows that reading is crucial to a child’s brain development and intellectual stimulation. And that’s just the beginning:

 

Reading is a gateway skill. It opens the door to all other learning.

Reading is the processing of information. It requires the student to develop a capacity for conceptual thinking — an ability to think about the nature and significance of things.

Reading builds language skills. By becoming more familiar with language through reading, students build a rich vocabulary and an ability to express themselves clearly and creatively.

Reading builds better thinking strategies. Analyzing words, sentences, themes and meaning; concentrating, conceptualizing and visualizing — all these elements of reading are strategies to expand a student’s ability to think.

Reading is active and disciplined. Students learn to choose what they read and when they read, and they learn to discipline themselves to concentrate on the written word.

The best thing you can do is to read for 20 minutes each day!
Enjoy a good book! 

 

 

  

K - 5 Summer Reading Challenge

  

Remember last summer…lying in the warm sun, relaxing by the water, lounging in a hammock, and losing yourself in a great book! Imagine hiking through a hot and steamy jungle, floating to an unknown planet, or solving the latest mystery.   Now is the time to wander into the magical world of a book.  Maybe you have been dying to read a book recommended by a friend, or one that has been sitting by your bed begging to be opened, but sports, acting class, music classes, chores, and of course homework has been an obstacle to reading it. We have a solution – “Reado Bingo!”

“Reado Bingo” is a reading game. Who does not like games? It is easy, fun, and relaxing, plus you may win a raffle prize.  In “Reado Bingo,” all readers are winners, and everyone who participates will win a prize.  Just follow these simple directions:

  1. Read or listen to 5 books or complete a reading activity that fit the categories in one line: vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in June, July, and August.
  2. Fill in the title and author of each book that you read, or the book for the completed reading activity. No duplicate titles! Bingo card attached.
  3. A parent or guardian needs to initial next to the “PI.”
  4. Bring your completed “Reado Bingo” to the first week of school and give to your teacher.
  5. If you participate, you will receive a “scratch and sniff” bookmark. If you complete a “Reado Bingo” vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, you will receive a reading bracelet. If you complete the entire sheet you will be placed in a raffle for a gift certificate to the book fair.

 

Please join the teachers and let our imaginations travel through the pages of your exciting book selections. Come back to school and tell us about your best summer read! We look forward to your recommendations.

Have a relaxing summer vacation!

Middle School Summer Reading Challenge

  

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Remember last summer…lying in the warm sun, relaxing by the water, lounging in a hammock, and losing yourself in a great book! Imagine hiking through a hot and steamy jungle, floating to an unknown planet, or covertly solving the latest mystery.   Now is the time to wander into the magical world of a book.  Maybe you have been dying to read a book recommended by a friend, or one that has been sitting by your bed begging to be opened, but sports, acting class, music classes, chores, and of course homework, homework, homework has been an obstacle to reading it. The Salisbury Middle School teachers have a solution – “Reado Bingo!”

“Reado Bingo” is a reading game. Who does not like games? It is easy, fun, and relaxing, plus you may win a raffle prize.  In “Reado Bingo,” all readers are winners, and everyone who participates will win a prize.  Just follow these simple directions:

 

  • Read or listen to 5 books or complete a reading activity that fit the categories in one line: vertically, horizontally, or diagonally in June, July, and August 2016.
  • Fill in the title and author of each book that you read, or the book for the completed reading activity. No duplicate titles! Bingo card attached.
  • A parent or guardian needs to initial next to the “PI.”
  • Bring your completed “Reado Bingo” to the first day of school and give to your literature teacher.
  • If you participate, you will receive one homework pass to use in literature or English class. If you complete a “Reado Bingo” vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, you will receive a raffle ticket for each “Reado Bingo” that you complete.  The raffle tickets will go in a drawing for a gift certificate to the book fair.  The number of gift certificates given will depend on the number of participants in the game.

 

 

Please join the SMS staff and let our imaginations travel through the pages of your intriguing book selections. Come back to school and tell us about your best summer read! We look forward to your recommendations.

Have a relaxing summer vacation!

The SCS Middle School Team