Summer Reading Guides

June 2016


Dear Families:

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


2016 Reading Guide Info

Pre K and 1st Grade 2016 Summer Reading Guide

2nd and 3rd Grade 2016 Summer Reading Guide

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade 2016 Summer Reading Guide

7th and 8th Grade 2016 Summer Reading Guides