• Independent Readingreading Recommendations  K-5
    Mission: Quakertown Community School District believes that when students read self-selected texts and/or required texts, it will create a positive impact on their academic success and a habit of lifelong reading. Voracious reading also prepares students for the demands of college and career readiness by increasing student vocabulary and building background knowledge.
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    Goal #1: To instill and inspire a lifelong love of reading.
    Whether it is poetry, science fiction, informational text, mystery, biography or classic literature, or any other of the many genres, books will expose students to new worlds. Summer reading is an opportunity explore personal interests on topics he/she wants to learn about and discover new information or answer questions and wonderings.
    Goal#2: To improve reading and language skills with practice.
    Summer is an important time for students to continue the reading they have been doing in their classrooms throughout the year. Reading in the summer can help prevent a decline in student's reading development. See the article below to read more about summer reading loss.
     
     
     
    Time to...
    • read for fun
    • read some easy books
    • read to or with your child
    • reading something more than once
    • read magazines, poetry, wordless books

     

    How much are students expected to read?
    Below you will see the grade your student is entering and the recommended time spent reading over the summer.
     
    Kindergarten 
    Read (or be read to) 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.

    1st grade 
    Read (or be read to) 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.

    2nd grade 
    Read 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes per session.
     
     
    Time to...
    • read for fun
    • read some easy books
    • read to or with your child
    • reading something more than once
    • read magazines, poetry, wordless books

     

    How much are students expected to read?
    Below you will see the grade your student is entering and the recommended time spent reading over the summer.
     
    3rd grade 
    Read 3 times a week for at least 15 minutes per session.

    4th grade 
    Read 4 times a week for at least 15 minutes per session.

    5th grade 
    Read 4 times a week for at least 20 minutes per session.