North Smithfield Elementary School
2017 Summer Reading Campaign
Piece Together a Summer of Reading: Just Read!
Research suggests that children who read as few as six books each summer maintain the level of reading skills they achieved during the preceding school year. A summer without reading can create a loss of skills that extends into the next school year.
In the past we have offered challenges, logged minutes, and recorded the number of books read in order to motivate kids and keep them reading. This summer, we want to do something a little more simple and straightforward. We are asking that all NSES students “Just Read”. Choose books you love and want to read and read as much as you can!
Of course, just like authentic readers, we want to talk about our reading experiences and share our thoughts about the books we read. That’s why we’ve given you a “Reading Puzzle” (link below) for you to share on our Back to School Night. Bring your Reading Puzzle to the Literacy table on Back to School Night for a special sticker and we’ll post your puzzle for our community to see.
That’s it. Our NSES Summer Reading Campaign:
- Read as much as you can! See the lists below for suggestions if you need them.
- Complete this Reading Puzzle and bring it in to share on Back to School Night.
- Bonus: Post a picture of you reading this summer to the NSES Facebook page or on Twitter #NSESreads
Happy Summer and Happy Reading!!
Tracy Lafreniere and Bernadette Hawkins, Reading Specialists at NSES