Summer Reading

  • Dear Brockport Families,

    Happy summer! We hope you and your students will enjoy this upcoming break. Your students have worked hard all year, and now it’s time to relax, rejuvenate and restore. Our schools want you to head into summer with some inspiration to visit a library or bookstore. Did you know that summer reading is essential to maintaining all students’ school-year academic success? According to the book, No More Summer Reading Loss, “…the only summer activity related to improving reading achievement is summer reading.” Studies show that the effect of reading four or five books over the summer months can prevent a decline in reading from spring to fall. To help students maintain the success they worked so hard to achieve, we encourage you to include reading as one of your summer activities.

    We have attached a Suggested Summer Reading List to assist you in selecting books for your
    students. Some tips to consider:
    • Search for books that feature characters with different backgrounds, experiences and identities in order to learn about other people's lives and stories. This will teach children the importance of empathy and kindness.
    • Choice is huge! Students respond better to reading when they have a choice in the reading material.
    • Read aloud to your child. Children of ALL ages enjoy hearing and sharing a good story.
    • Visit your public library. The public library has excellent resources and programs.
    • eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded free from the local library or they offer curbside pickup.

    Remember, the best way to beat the summer slide is by reading!books summer reading

    OMS Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Form

Students are encouraged to read at least one book of their choice over the summer and fill out the Summer Reading Form.  If more than one book is read, additional forms can be filled out.  The book/s can be from the Summer Reading List, or can be any book chosen by the student. The completed form should be brought to school and given to the student's ELA teacher during the first week of school in September.

Happy Reading!

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