Summer reading is an integral part of the Randolph middle school experience. We want our children to return after the summer ready to read, write, and learn. When students see that parents and teachers believe in the value of reading, they are more apt to feel the same way.
There are two key components to helping students thrive as independent readers, time to read and access to books they find appealing. First, students need quiet time to engage in reading and to practice being a reader. An increase in the time a student spends reading improves comprehension and builds vocabulary, two critical skills for success in all subject areas. Second, students need the autonomy to choose books of varying levels of complexity to stay engaged in the task of reading. Summer reading affords students these opportunities in order to extend the work that has been happening in the classroom throughout the year and to maintain the skills earned during reading and writing workshop.
Summer Reading Requirements:
7th grade requirements: Students will read a total of four books over the summer as well as keep a record of the title, author, number of pages, and genre (fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, etc…) of each book. This may be done on a Word document, Google document, or loose-leaf paper. Bring your printed document on the first day of class.