Summer Reading @ Elementary

What is encouraged?

Enjoy a summer filled with family/friends, sunshine, and reading!  We encourage all K-5 students to consider how often and how much they are reading in June, July, and August.  Please follow these recommendations:

  • Incoming Kindergarteners:  Read (or be read to) 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.
  • Rising 1st Graders:  Read (or be read to) 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.
  • Rising 2nd Graders:  Read 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.
  • Rising 3rd Graders:  Read 3 times a week for at least 15 minutes per session.
  • Rising 4th Graders:  Read 4 times a week for at least 15 minutes per session.
  • Rising 5th Graders:  Read 4 times a week for at least 20 minutes per session.
Print this log to track your reading if your school did not provide an alternate way to log reading time.
 
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What books should you read?

The choice is yours!  You should choose books that are interesting to you personally. Please consider your preferences for authors, genres, and series when selecting titles. Does the book fit your personal reading purpose (to laugh, to learn, to explore)?  Does the book interest you?

Need assistance choosing a high-quality text?  These curated lists can help you get started.  Please click on the links below and use each list as a starting point. 

If you would like additional guidance, Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization that provides unbiased information and rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so that caregivers can feel comfortable about the choices they make for their children. This website may be able to provide additional information about a book selection.

How can you access books?

PVSD is dedicated to helping you access high-quality, high-interest books. Please know that our school libraries, specifically Schwenksville Elementary, Middle School East, and Middle School West, will be open this summer for summer library programming, Go for the Gold… READ!

Click HERE for more information about Summer Library.

Additionally, current PVSD students may access library ebooks and audiobooks through our Destiny Discover library catalog. See the links below to access the catalog for your building.  

Public Libraries
Our local public MCLINC libraries are a great source for books. We also encourage you to utilize ebooks offered by local MCLINC libraries and the Free Library of Philadelphia. You can apply online to get library cards from these public libraries.

What will happen when you go back to school?

We really want you to focus on reading and get excited about starting a new school year!  During the first few weeks of the school year, you may have the opportunity to DISCUSS OR WRITE (or maybe both) about your reading.  Each elementary school may offer additional opportunities related to summer reading that are unique to each building.  PVSD’s shared goal is to create a community of readers!

 

“Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be.” ~ Anonymous