We hope this summer will be filled with lots of fun memories made through experiences reading with your child. I am pleased to share with you the 2016 RSU 21 Summer Reading Guides for grades Pre K through 8. Our school and community librarians, technology teachers, and community volunteer, Kate Moxham, have developed these guides to encourage summer reading. They offer a broad range of titles for your child to enjoy this summer.
Summer reading tips:
Reading for pleasure over the summer months will help your child build upon the literacy skills developed this school year.
● Practicing reading text that is at, or below, your child’s level will help them become more fluent and automatic.
● Increasing a child’s experience with a variety of text, including informational and nonfiction titles, will prepare him or her well for the vocabulary, background, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed for school success.
● Exposing children to a variety of high interest books will foster a love of reading.
The books have been carefully vetted and align with grade span reading levels, current student interests, and our curriculum expectations. I wish you and your family a happy and restful summer – with lots of fun reading!
Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools