Summer Reading

 Things to Consider
When Choosing a Summer Reading Program for Your Child

  • Look for thematic programs that match your child’s special interests and hobbies.
  • Look for programs that allow children the freedom to choose which books they read and allow them to read at their own pace.
  • Library programs, as opposed to reading instruction or skills programs, are more diverse in nature. They may feature new and developing technologies that may help participants develop their visual literacy and language skills, as well as offering reading practice. Look for variety and fun.

                                                                               - A tip from the American Library Association, 2010

Summer reading lists for all grade levels K through 8 as well as various tips and activities are given at the following Internet websites:

Reading Rockets

http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/summer

EducationWorld

http://www.education-world.com/summer_reading/

FamilyEducation

http://school.familyeducation.com/summer/reading/36091.html

Lists for K through College can be found at the American Library Association website.

The American Library Association also gives lists of the past and present Caldecotts and the Newberys.

Go to the ala site and use the search box for “book lists.”   http://www.ala.org

Happy Reading!

See you in August,

Mrs. Eileen Vaughn

  Check out the libraries in our area.  Most of them have summer reading programs.

Sherburne Memorial Library – 2998 River Road, Killington – 422-9765

Norman Williams Library – Woodstock, on the Green – 457-2295

C. B. Danforth Library – Barnard, near Silver Lake – 234-9408