Reading Lists - Summer 2015

We are very excited to announce the RPS Summer of 2015 Reading Lists. These lists contain suggested book titles, authors, and series for students to read during the summer. We are most pleased to be partnering with the Richmond Public Library and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation this summer in an attempt to encourage our students to "Find 15 minutes every day and just READ!" Teachers and Library Media Specialists will share the summer reading plan and reading lists with our students; the public library will share our lists as well.

Summer Reading Plan details:
Primary:
  Required to read ten books over the summer break to receive the summer reading prize. Students may select books from the listed titles, authors, or series OR they may make their own choices.  Books read should be recorded on the RPS Reading Form or on the RPL form.  Their reading can be tracked through the  RPL throughout the summer, or their paper copy of their Reading Record can be turned in to the school librarian by September 18, 2015.  

Elementary
:  Required to read 700 minutes total over the summer break to receive the summer reading prize. Students may select books from the listed titles, authors, or series. Books/Minutes read should be recorded on the RPS Reading Form or on the RPL form.  Their reading can be tracked through the  RPL throughout the summer, or their paper copy of their Reading Record can be turned in to the school librarian by September 18, 2015.  

Middle and High:  Required to read 700 minutes total over the summer break to receive the summer reading prize. Students may select books from the listed titles, authors, or series. Books/Minutes read should be recorded on the RPS Reading Form or on the RPL form.  Their reading can be tracked through the  RPL throughout the summer, or their paper copy of their Reading Record can be turned in to the school librarian by September 18, 2015.  

Public Library Program: Children can sign up for the public library's Summer Challenge and collect points using books on these lists or making their own choices from the menu provided on the Challenge Log.  Complete 25 points and earn a book and 1 entry into the grand prize drawing (for a bike!).  Or.... Finish the program by completing 50 activities and earn a bag and another entry for the grand prize drawing. Visit the Richmond Public Library's website at http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org to register.

Students who complete the program at the public library can still turn in their paper Reading Record to their school librarian when they return to school in August and completers will be awarded prizes from their librarian this fall.  Again, the deadline for turning in their Reading Record is September 18, 2015.

So we would like to say to ALL of our students: "Find 15 minutes every day and just READ!"

Reading Lists by Level


Primary (rising kindergarten to second grade students)
Elementary (rising third-fifth grade students)
Middle (rising sixth – eighth grade students)
High (rising ninth – twelfth grade students)
Summer Reading Record
Summer Reading Record - Spanish Version

Great Parent Links Supporting Summer Reading

 

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How and Where to Get These Books

All titles are available at your local branch of the Richmond Public Library.
Find the nearest branch to your house.

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