Summer Reading 2020
Information PageIn an article titled “Slowing the Summer Slide”, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development noted that “elementary students’ performance falls by about a month during the summer…Most disturbing, it appears that summer learning loss is cumulative.” This means that students who do not spend time reading and thinking in the summer can return to school having lost skills developed during the previous year. Over time, the amount of information lost increases (http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec11/vol69/num04/Slowing-the-Summer-Slide.aspx). According to researcher Richard Allington, the best thing students can do to prevent the summer slide is to continue reading throughout July and August.
To prevent the “summer slide”, students who attend the Ewing Township Public Schools are challenged to read, write, and think each summer. This year, summer reading letters were posted in the teachers' Google Classrooms prior to the end of the school year and instant alerts were sent.
Summer Reading for Students Entering 1st - 5th GradesAntheil, Lore and Parkway Elementary Schools
Students Entering Grades 1 and 2- Summer Reading 2020
- 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 books borrowed from the Ewing Township Public Library on Scotch Road.
Students Entering Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Summer Reading 2020
- 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, or one borrowed from the Ewing Township Public Library on Scotch Road.
For a copy of the Summer Reading Letter and List of Resources for students entering grades 1 and 2, CLICK HEREFor a copy of the Summer Reading Letter and List of Resources for students entering grades 3 - 5, CLICK HEREFisher Middle SchoolStudents Entering 6th - 8th Grades
Summer Reading 2020
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 one borrowed from the Ewing Township Public Library on Scotch Road.
Ewing High SchoolStudents Entering 9th - 12th GradesEach 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 is due to his or her English teacher by September 7, 2020. See the assignments for directions on how to post summer assignments to the appropriate Google Classroom. Students will receive an invitation to a Google Classroom by July 1, 2020. Summer reading assignments can be accesses through the links below. Please note that many titles are available though free PDFs (which are included in the individual assignments) or through the virtual branch of the Mercer County Library.The Ewing High School recommended summer reading letter and list can be accessed through the following link.For additional information related to Summer Reading 2020, you can contact the district English Language Arts supervisor, Sara Graja, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 609-538-9800, ext. 2156.Barnes & Noble in Campus Town have copies of books on the summer reading list.