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Summer Reading

posted May 15, 2015, 9:46 AM by Kim Stuart   [ updated May 22, 2015, 11:20 AM by Julie Alonso ]
It is hard to believe that it is almost summer! If you are looking for some summer book ideas, listed below are the Town School Library's recommended reading lists for Lower School, along with the Upper School summer reading assignments. 

The Lower School lists are very long and not leveled, which was intentional. Our aim was to provide a large list of well-reviewed and well-loved books appealing to a variety of interests and reading levels in order to promote the love of reading. We believe, along with the American Association of School Librarians, that "School library collections are not merely extensions of classroom book collections or classroom teaching methods, but rather places where children can explore interests safely and without restrictions" (AASL Position Statement on Labeling Books with Reading Levels). Our wonderful Reading teachers use leveling in order to tailor students' reading instruction, while the library provides students a place to explore and experiment with books. In other words, Reading class is where students develop the skills to read, and the library is where they freely apply those skills.

Lower School Suggested Reading Lists: 
Incoming Kindergarten
Incoming 1st Grade 
Incoming 2nd Grade
Incoming 3rd Grade
Incoming 4th Grade 

Upper School Summer Reading Assignments: