Free To Read!
Dodgeville Middle School's
Summer Reading Program 2013
Summer is here and with it lots of time for recreational reading. Our summer reading program is designed to help 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students understand that reading is an enjoyable pastime and that we read for pleasure as well as to acquire information. It is not a secret that reading skills improve with practice so it then becomes even more entertaining. Making time in the day to read is good for the mind and it is a wonderful way to reduce the noise, stress and stimulation often associated with busy lives in our fast paced world. It is well known that reading is essential to providing a solid basis for academic achievement. But most of all, reading is totally fun!
Requirements for Summer Reading Program:
Students need to set a personal reading goal.
How many books will you read over the summer? It is different for everyone. Parent/adult support is necessary so you can access books. Check out our wonderful public library downtown as well as other libraries, local bookstores, online bookstores, electronic books (very cool) and don’t forget to share books with friends.
Students MUST read a MINIMUM of 4 books.
Your personal reading goal may be higher – that’s awesome! Remember four books is the MINIMUM to be eligible to win prizes and enter the grand prize raffle.
You MUST fill out a reading log and turn it in by September 6, 2013.
Reading logs are to be filled in with the date the book was finished, the title and author of the book, and a parent signature for each book completed. Reading logs are found at the bottom of this page under the heading “Summer Reading Logs.” Reading logs are to be turned in to the middle school librarian, Ms. Boland, once the new school year begins. Don’t forget to fill out your first AND last name too!
Students can read what they want!
Free choice is an important component of this program. Students are encouraged to read at their appropriate reading level. Not sure? Talk with your parents to see if a particular book is a good fit for you. There are SO MANY wonderful books out there! Fiction and non-fiction books are fine!
Book recommendations? Of course! Check out the links below to find a list of recommended titles. The list entitled “Pick a Great Book!” is a collection of books that are student and librarian favorites and are of high interest for middle school readers. It is just one helpful resource in choosing fun books to read.