summer reading for all

Everything You Need For Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Secondary Students

  • Students in grades 6 - 12 have been assigned reading projects for summer break.  Please review the expectations of your students for summer reading by clicking the name of your school.  Elementary students are encouraged to read this summer.  Review the suggestions below. 

Suggested Summer Reading for Elementary Students

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    The mission of the Penn-Delco School District is to enable all students to achieve, succeed, and excel. We envision a district-wide culture committed to ensuring that all graduates are Ready for Life: prepared and capable of making a positive contribution to society. We strive to become a thriving community of learners in an environment that embraces a culture of thinking. Within this culture of thinking, reading is expected, valued and celebrated.  

    Throughout the school year, our curriculum provides opportunities for students to build their critical reading skills and develop an appreciation for reading.  Summer is a time for students to continue to build upon that foundation. Whether students are reading a book, magazine, newspaper, or graphic novel, research shows that leisure reading can contribute to many important practices such as supporting reading comprehension, increasing vocabulary development, and creating self-confidence and positive attitudes towards reading. 

    Allowing children and young adults to select their own reading material is an effective way to encourage reading, especially in the summer months.  Therefore, our approach to summer reading supports student choice and opportunities for students to engage in meaningful discussions with their peers.  We encourage parents and students to use the resources provided below to explore different ways to participate in reading activities during the summer months.

    Each of our elementary schools has open hours where students can take Reading Counts quizzes. Find the schedule here. In addition, students should  continue to login to IXL to practice their reading and math skills over the summer.