K-5 Suggested Summer Learning

Summer Reading Considerations:

Mission: Quakertown Community School District believes that when students continue reading over the summer, 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.

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. 

Summer Reading is 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.


When you read to someone, here are some phrases you can use to talk about the book:

This was a "Good Fit" book for me because...

One thing the pictures reminded me of was...

I wonder why...

That reminded me of...

What would happen if...

I like the part in which...

I was surprised when...

It wasn't fair when...

My thinking changed when...

This part confused me because...

I like how the author

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.


Summer Reading:

One of the most important things your learner(s) can do is make time to read each day. Many experts advise anywhere between 15-30 minutes a day. Aside from accessing books in your own home, consider utilizing online resources such as:
Epic Sora Philadelphia Free Library Bucks County Free Library - How to Get an eCard - How to Use CloudLibrary - How to Use Overdrive - How to Use Hoopla



Summer Math Considerations:

Khan Academy Kids App
3rd-5th Grade Math (On level and remediation)

 
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