Summer Reading Packet

Reading Spotlight
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Not Grade Specific
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5 pages
Reading Spotlight


Help readers bloom this summer (or anytime) by encouraging independent reading.

Students who do not read for pleasure often fall substantially behind their classmates who do read for pleasure during the summer months. Choice makes an important contribution to achievement.

Reading success is cumulative, as is reading decline.

When we practice anything, whether it be golf, basketball, knitting, or reading, we get better at it. Modern students need to understand the joys of choosing your own subject matter to read.

Designed for easy use by teachers and parents, this packet includes:

1. Instructions for use

2. Parent Letter

3. High level comprehension questions

3. Blog Post Links from Reading Spotlight that include links to good Book Lists.

4. Summer Reading Record Sheet

Only one question has to be answered, but all questions are based on educational research about what actually motivates kids to read more.

The set also includes free or inexpensive ideas for parents and teachers to use as incentives because everyone needs a little bit of encouragement sometimes.

Thank you for downloading this FREE resource to encourage independent reading.

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5 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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