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Sabold Elementary School Scenic Hills Elementary School Springfield Literacy Center Summer Literacy Link Summer Activities for Literacy & Learning Summertime is a time to slow down the pace, explore new places, and enjoy some summer fun! It’s a time to go to the playground, the pool, the shore, or the mountains…check out zoos, museums, and aquariums, and spend time relaxing with family and friends. In addition to these wonderful experiences, we ask that you take time to support your child’s on-going growth as a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, thinker, and lifelong learner. In order to help you, this Literacy Link is devoted to summertime literacy and learning activities that you can share with your child. Springfield School District Summer 2019 In this edition: Instructions for summer literacy & learning Lists of books for summer reading Summer Learning Activity Insert Summer Literacy & Learning Log Required reading inserts for grade 5. In September, we celebrate all the reading, writing, thinking, and learning that happened during the summer at our annual Summer Literacy & Learning Celebration! Students who return their completed Summer Literacy & Learning Log or the required reading response documents for 5th grade will be recognized and honored at this celebration. *Additional copies of the Summer Literacy & Learning Log and the Summer Learning Activity Insert can be found on the SSD website www.ssdcougars.org. * IT’S SUMMERTIME…. LET’S HIT ONE OUT OF THE PARK FOR LITERACY AND LEARNING!! THE PLAYBOOK You will need this Literacy Link and the Grade Level Inserts inside. This Literacy Link lists a variety of books for you and your child to share this summer. The more time your child spends reading, or listening to you read, the better he or she will be at reading and understanding what he or she reads. We encourage you to read to your child and with your child as often as you can. Encourage your child read everyday during the summer, and watch them grow as readers. In addition to reading, children should practice math facts, study sight words, explore the world around them, and expand their thinking through a variety of learning activities. The Summer Learning Activity Insert included in this newsletter provides ideas and suggestions. Students entering grades 1 through 4, should use the Summer Literacy & Learning Log, located on the back page of this newsletter, to list the books you read and the additional learning activities you enjoyed throughout the summer. Students entering grade 5 must read 2 books and complete 2 reading response activities. The specific requirements for students entering grade 5 are explained on an additional 5th grade insert found inside this Literacy Link .

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Page 1: Summer Literacy Link€¦ · Sabold Elementary School Scenic Hills Elementary School Springfield Literacy Center Summer Literacy Link Summer Activities for Literacy & Learning Summertime

S a b o l d E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l

S c e n i c H i l l s E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l

S p r i n g f i e l d L i t e r a c y C e n t e r

Summer Literacy Link

Summer Activities for Literacy & Learning Summertime is a time to slow down the pace, explore new places, and enjoy some summer fun! It’s a time to go to the playground, the pool, the shore, or the mountains…check out zoos, museums, and aquariums, and spend time relaxing with family and friends. In addition to these wonderful experiences, we ask that you take time to support your child’s on-going growth as a reader, writer, mathematician, scientist, thinker, and lifelong learner. In order to help you, this Literacy Link is devoted to summertime literacy and learning activities that you can share with your child.

S p r i n g f i e l d S c h o o l D i s t r i c t

S u m m e r 2 0 1 9 I n t h i s e d i t i o n :

I n s t r u c t i o n s f o r s u m m e r l i t e r a c y & l e a r n i n g

L i s t s o f b o o k s f o r s u m m e r r e a d i n g

S u m m e r L e a r n i n g A c t i v i t y I n s e r t

S u m m e r L i t e r a c y & L e a r n i n g L o g

R e q u i r e d r e a d i n g i n s e r t s f o r g r a d e 5 .

In September, we celebrate all the reading, writing, thinking, and learning that happened during the summer at our annual Summer Literacy & Learning Celebration!

Students who return their completed Summer Literacy & Learning Log or the required reading response documents for 5th grade will be recognized and honored at this celebration.

*Additional copies of the Summer Literacy & Learning Log and the Summer Learning Activity Insert can be found on

the SSD website www.ssdcougars.org. *

IT’S SUMMERTIME….

LET’S HIT ONE OUT OF THE PARK FOR

LITERACY AND LEARNING!!

THE PLAYBOOK

You will need this Literacy Link and the Grade Level Inserts inside.

This Literacy Link lists a variety of books for you and your child to share this summer. The more time your child spends reading, or listening to you read, the better he or she will be at reading and understanding what he or she reads. We encourage you to read to your child and with your child as often as you can. Encourage your child read everyday during the summer, and watch them grow as readers.

In addition to reading, children should practice math facts, study sight words, explore the world around them, and expand their thinking through a variety of learning activities. The Summer Learning Activity Insert included in this newsletter provides ideas and suggestions.

Students entering grades 1 through 4, should use the Summer Literacy & Learning Log, located on the back page of this newsletter, to list the books you read and the additional learning activities you enjoyed throughout the summer.

Students entering grade 5 must read 2 books and complete 2 reading response activities.

The specific requirements for students entering grade 5 are explained on an additional 5th grade insert found inside this Literacy Link .

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FUN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold Who Says That, Cat the Cat? By Mo Willems

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur by Kallie George Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Green by Keith Baker Duck and Goose by Tad Hills

Gus Gets Scared by Frank Remkiewicz Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli

The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague Cowlick by Christin Ditchfield

The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey Knufflebunny by Mo Williems

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll

Dogs and Cats by Steve Jenkins Puppy Mudge Has a Snack by Cynthia Rylant

Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic Tiny on the Farm by Cari Meister & Rich Davis

Best Friends.by.Cork and Fuzz by Dori Chaconas The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

Wild About Books by Judy Sierra & Marc Brown The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London & Frank Remkiewicz Biscuit Goes to School by Alyssa S. Capucilli

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer

Zen Shorts by Jon Muth The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend

Bad Boys by Margie Palatini Lenny & Lucy by Philip C. Stead

Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander A is for Amber by Paula Danziger

A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom Best In Show for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos

Skippy Jon Jones by Judith Schachner Police Cloud by Christopher Niemann

A Story For Bear by Dennis Haseley The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens

Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth by Alison McGhee Zen Socks by Jon Muth

SUPER SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant Iris and Walter by Elissa Guest

Minnie and Moo by Denys Cazet Jigsaw Jones Mystery by James Preller

High Rise Private Eyes by Cynthia Rylant Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo

Pinky and Rex by James Howe Young Cam Jansen by David Adler

Zelda and Ivy by Laura Kvasnosky Ballpark Mysteries by David A. Kelly

Zach Files by Don Greenberg Marvin Redpost by Louis Sachar

Magic Treehouse House by Mary Pope Osborne Martin Bridge by Jessica Scott

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner Cam Jansen by David Adler

Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows Dragon Slayer’s Academy by Kate McMullen

Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows Who Would Win? by Jerry Pallotta

A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott

Stink by Megan McDonald Polk Street School by Patricia Reilly

Gus and Grandpa by Claudia Mills Iris and Walter by Elissa Guest

The Haunted Library by Dori H. Butler Capital Mysteries by Ron Roy

Rainbow Street Shelter by Wendy Orr Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon

Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist by Jim Benton Fairy Realm by Emily Rodda

Wild Willie Mysteries (series) by Barbara Joose Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

Katie Kazoo Switcheroo by Nancy Krulik Dork Diary by Rachel Renee Russell

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AWESOME BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS

I Am the Ice Worm by MaryAnn Easly Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt Terrific by Jon Agee

A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck Baseball in April by Gary Soto

The Boy of a Thousand Faces by Brian Selznick Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

The Tail of Emily Windsap by Liz Kessler & Sara Gibb The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmounds

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate No Talking by Andrew Clements

The Mystery of Rascal Pratt by Robbie Scott & Gary Cianciarulo The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

Stowaway by Karen Hesse Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

George and the Big Bang by Stephen & Lucy Hawking Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt & Lee White

The Silver Coach by Carole Adler Frindle by Andrew Clements

Rules by Cynthia Lord Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Y. Green

GREAT SERIES FOR OLDER READERS

Ghosthunters by Cornelia Funke Andrew Lost by J,C. Greenburg

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan The Kane Chronicles by R. Riordan

Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black Owen Foote by Stephanie Greene

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald The Virginia Mysteries by Steven K. Smith

Amelia by Marissa Moss A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d’Lacey Mostly Ghostly by R.L. Stine

39 Clues by R. Riordan Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka

Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

AMAZING AUTHORS WITH TOO MANY GREAT BOOKS TO NAME

Avi—The Fighting Ground, Poppy, Night Journeys, Something Upstairs, The Secret School

Katherine Patterson—Bridge to Terabithia, Flip-Flop Girl, Park’s Quest, Great Gilly Hopkins

Rick Riordan—The Lightening Theif, The Red Pyramid, The Sword of Summer, The Lost Hero

Patricia Riley Giff—Lily’s Crossing, Pictures of Hollis Woods, Gingersnap, Genevieve’s War

Gary Paulson—Hatchet, Dogsong, Brian’s Winter, Woods Runner, The River, Lawn Boy

Kate DiCamillo—Because of Winn Dixie, Tale of Despereaux, Tiger Rising

Louis Sachar—Holes, Small Steps, Fuzzy Mud, Wayside School Series

Lois Lowry—The Giver, Gossamer, , Gathering Blue, Bless This Mouse

Laurence Yep—City of Fire, Dragon War, Star Fisher, The Magic Paintbrush

Beverly Cleary—Ramona, Strider, The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Roald Dahl—Matilda, The Witches, The Twits, The BFG, Boy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach,

J. K. Rowling, Jacqueline Woodson, Dav Pinkey, Madeleine L’Engle...

The children’s section of the Springfield Library

has these books and plenty more for your summer reading.

Springfield Public Library 70 Powell Road www.springfieldtwplib.org 610.543.2113

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Springfield Elementary Schools’ Summer Literacy & Learning Log

Books I read this summer: write the title and author on the lines below.

1. _____________________________________________________________________________

2. _____________________________________________________________________________

3. _____________________________________________________________________________

4. _____________________________________________________________________________

5. _____________________________________________________________________________

NAME: _______________________________________ ENTERING GRADE: ________

SEPTEMBER 2019 TEACHER: _____________________ ROOM NUMBER: ___________

Grades 1-4—this sheet must be completed and submitted to your 2019 classroom teacher by Friday, September 13, 2019.

Grades 1-4—only this sheet needs to be returned.

Grades 1-4—To participate and be recognized in the Summer Literacy & Learning Celebration in September, you need to complete this Summer Literacy & Learning Log. On the lines below, write the titles of three to five books you read and three to five learning activities you completed over the summer. Have your parents initial your entries and give this page to your teacher.

Learning Activities I did this summer: list the Learning Activities on the lines below.

1. _____________________________________________________________________________

2. _____________________________________________________________________________

3. _____________________________________________________________________________

4. _____________________________________________________________________________

5. _____________________________________________________________________________

HAVE A BALL READING AND LEARNING THIS SUMMER!!!