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We want all of our cheetahs reading this summer!  Research shows that when children read for pleasure, when they get “hooked on books”, they acquire, involuntarily and without conscious effort, nearly all of the so-called “language skills” many people are so concerned about: they will become adequate readers, acquire a large vocabulary, develop the ability to understand and use complex grammatical constructions, develop a good writing style, and become good spellers.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Complete a minimum of FIVE (5) of the tasks on the READOboard. (Click to download)

  • Challenge yourself to complete a straight row or diagonal, but feel free to jump around if certain tasks interest you. 

  • If you’re up for an even bigger challenge, complete the entire board.   

  • Have a parent or guardian sign the calendar upon completion.   

  • Bring your signed READO board to class with you on the first day of school.  

  • Choose one of your favorite summer reads and bring it to class the first day of school. This can be a book, article, poem, or other text.  Be prepared to discuss, reflect, and share your thoughts about your summer read with your classmates.  There will be a graded reading task associated with this text during the first week of school.  

  • Have fun! Be sure to read what excites you. 

With so many books available, how does one choose?  Our GuideBook for Books provides plenty of suggestions by author or reading level, and includes a helpful list of websites that offer even MORE suggestions for books.  

Equip yourself with the necessary resources to help your child with summer reading.  Included in these resources are the Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Text Level Descriptions and the Reading Benchmarks by grade level and marking period.

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