• Summer Reading 2024

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    Summer Reading is a vital tool for students to combat the notorious "Summer Slide" and maintain their academic progress. Engaging in reading during the summer months not only enhances language skills but fosters a lifelong love for learning. By delving into various genres and exploring new subjects, students expand their vocabulary, improve comprehension, and sharpen critical thinking abilities. Reading during the summer allows individuals to stay mentally active, preventing the loss of valuable knowledge and skills gained throughout the school year. Furthermore, it exposes them to diverse perspectives and cultures, fostering empathy and broadening their horizons. The importance of summer reading lies not only in preserving academic achievements but also in cultivating a passion for lifelong learning, unlocking doors to new ideas and opportunities. 
    To prevent the "summer slide," students who attend the Ewing Township Public Schools are challenged to read, write, and think each summer.
     
    The Mercer Country Library System has organized a comprehensive Summer Reading Program for 2024. This year's theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library.  The adventure is for all ages and students can earn prizes.  Details about the program and a schedule of events, held at the Ewing Branch and the Hollowbrook Branch, can be found here.  Please see the linked PowerPoint Presentation for more information. 
     
    For your convenience, we have included an information sheet with QR codes for each of the summer reading letters.  

     

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     Summer Reading for Students Entering 1st - 5th Grades 
    Antheil Lore and Parkway Elementary Schools
      

    Students Entering Grades 1 and 2- Summer Reading 2024

    • The school district will be sending home Take-Home Packs for students entering grades 1 and 2 next year. Each pack includes a variety of books and a Passport To Reading.  The Passport can be used as the summer reading log for the students.
    • The books chosen by students in grades 1 and 2 can be read independently or can be read with someone else. The goal is to read...read...read, so reading together counts! You can even read books in another language!
    • Also, for students entering grades 1 and 2, websites such as Storyline Online (www.storylineonline.net) and Raz-Kids "count" as reading.
    • The books you choose to read can be from those you have at home (but have never read before), books that you purchase, or from Mackin, or books borrowed from the Mercer County Public Library.  

    Students Entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Summer Reading 2024

    • Students choose their own books. Whenever possible, the book should be one that he/she can read independently. To make sure the book is “just right”, open it to a page in the middle and begin reading. If he/she makes too many mistakes (2 or 3 mistakes for shorter books, 3 or 4 mistakes for longer books), he/she needs to select a different book. That many errors may make it difficult to understand the book.
    • The book must be one the student has never read before.
    • The book can be one you have at home (but haven’t ever read before), one that you purchase, one from Mackin or one borrowed from the Mercer County Public Library. 

    See the links below for a copy of the 2024 Summer Reading information for Elementary Students:

    Students Entering Grades 1 and 2-Summer Reading 2024

    Students Entering Grades 3 and 5- Summer Reading 2024

     

      

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      Fisher Middle School
    Students Entering 6th - 8th Grades
     
     
     

    Summer Reading 2024

     
    • Students choose their own book(s), but they cannot choose books they’ve already read.

    • The self-selected book(s) must be read independently. To make sure the book is “just right,” open it to a page in the middle and begin reading. If you don’t know or misunderstand 3-4 words on one page, you  need to select a different book; that many errors may make it difficult to comprehend.

    • The book can be one you have at home (but haven’t ever read before), one that you purchase, or you access from Mackin, or one borrowed from the Ewing Township Public Library on Scotch Road. 

    See the link below for a copy of the 2024 Summer Reading information for Fisher Middle School Students.
     
     
     
     
     
     


     
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    Ewing High School
    Students Entering 9th - 12th Grades
     

    The Ewing High School recommended summer reading letter can be accessed through the following link:

    EHS Summer Reading Letter and Recommended Titles 2024

     
    Each student enrolled in an honors level or Advanced Placement (AP) English class is required to read selected titles and complete a summer reading assignment, which must be submitted to the teacher by September 13, 2024. 
     
    Please contact Ms. Graja at sgraja@ewingboe.org if you have enrolled in an AP or Honors English Course and do not have access to the assignment.
    Note: All students enrolled in an English Honors or AP class as of 6/14/24 were either invited to a Google Classroom or received a hard copy of the assignment from their teacher.
     
    Please note that many titles are available through Mackin or through the Mercer County Public Library.
      

    Courses that have Summer Assignments are:

    English I-Honors: hard copies were distributed by grade 8 ELA teachers

    English II-Honors: students were invited to a Google Classroom

    English III-Honors: Students were invited to a Google Classroom

    English III AP Language and Composition: Students were invited to a Google Classroom

    English IV-Honors: Students were invited to a Google Classroom

    English IV-AP Literature and Composition: Students were Invited to a Google Classroom

    Links to the EHS Honors and AP Summer Assignments will be updated soon!


     
    For additional information related to Summer Reading 2024, you can contact the district English Language Arts Supervisor, Sara Graja, via email at sgraja@ewingboe.org or by telephone at 609-538-9800, ext. 2156.