KINDERGARTEN, PRIMER, FIRST, AND SECOND GRADE SUMMER READING 2017
One of the best ways to keep students reading over the summer is to take full advantage of the reading programs available to children. There are programs all over the city, including the Dallas Public Library, Highland Park Library, University Park Library, and Richardson Library. In addition, try your local Barnes and Noble or Half Price Books.
One of the best things about the library is sharing the excitement over something you just read. Students have two ways to do that over the summer. Option one is to mail in postcards where they write a little about the book and provide an illustration or two about their favorite part(s) of the books they read Students will also have the opportunity to use a service called Flipgrid where they can post 90 second videos talking about books they're reading and enjoying/books they recommend to their friends. flipgrid.com/6r1upt8
Needing direction to help find books for your students? Here are some great resources for finding lists:
- The Association for Library Service to Children puts out such awards as the Newbery, Caldecott, and (Theodore Seuss) Geisel awards.
- Texas 2x2 Reading List for children age 2 through 2nd grade
- Great Schools has fantastic reading lists that are organized by category, and can be filtered by grade
- The International Literacy Association (along with the Children’s Book Council) puts out both the Children’s Choice Booklist selected by students around the country. This guide is well-organized, comes with photos of the covers, and gives reviews of each book on the list.