As indicated by recent STAR Reading Scores, our students are exhibiting a steady growth in their reading fluency and comprehension skills. The STAR Reading test is a computer-adapted test which is administered to our students 3 times a year, allowing us to check for growth in reading levels within a given year and over an extended period of time. The STAR reports will be sent home with the end-of-the-year report cards in mid-June.
It is important for students to continue to read during the summer, so that they build on the reading skills they have worked so hard to build throughout the year. With this in mind, all incoming 2nd-8th grade students will be required to read a book from the given list, and to provide a written response on the first day they return from summer vacation (templates below). For further details on the requirements of the program, including the list of books students may choose from, please download the Summer Reading Assignment details below.
Besides the required program, we encourage our students to continue reading for leisure during the summer!
To motivate your children to read more regularly, here are some tips and strategies you can use to incorporate reading and writing activities into your child’s daily routine: