The more we read; the better readers we become. To encourage and reward students' reading, the Malden Public Schools sponsors a summer reading list, “Dream Big, Read” for all students entering grades K-8. Summer reading lists will be coming out to students during the last week of school on June 15th.
All students entering grades K-4 are required to read 30 minutes a day or at least 100 minutes every week. Students are asked to record their time on a reading calendar all summer long. Students should complete a written response about one book. The calendar log and written responses should be returned to your child’s teacher in August on the first day of school.
Students entering grades 4-8 are required to read three books over the summer. Students should list the books they have read. On the list, students should write the title and author of the books they have read. Students should complete a written response about one book. Lists and written responses should be returned to your child’s teacher in August on the first day of school.
Of course, we want students to read much more than the required number of books or minutes. Families can help their children learn to love reading. Schedule at least 15 minutes every day with your child to share reading together. Talk about what you are reading. Share stories and new ideas. Schedule a weekly trip to the Malden Public Library to find new books and participate in their summer reading program. Most importantly, have fun together reading, talking, and learning.
Watch also for summer readers on Malden Access Television all summer long.
Summer reading lists, calendar log, and written response forms are available on the Malden Public Schools website at http://www.malden.mec.edu/departments.cfm?subpage=823275
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