County Suggested Reading

These are only suggestions -- 

Please do not feel LIMITED to this list

 

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Grade K

Title

Author

GE

Amazing Whales!

Sarah L Thompson

3.3

Are You My Mother?

P D Eastman

1.6

Gingerbread Boy

Paul Galdone

3.2

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Laura Numeroff

2.7

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Kevin Henkes

3.7

Little Quack Books

Lauren Thompson

2.0

My Five Senses

Aliki

2.0

Olivia

Ian Falconer

2.0

Put Me in the Zoo

Robert Lopshire

1.4

Rainbow Fish

Marcus Pfister

3.3

The Going-to-Bed Book

Sandra Boynton

NL

The Mitten

Jan Brett

3.9

The Snowy Day

Ezra Jack Keats

2.5

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

2.9

The Year at Maple Hill Farm

Alice & Martin Provensen

3.7

 

Grade 1

Title

Author

GE

A Tree is a Plant

Clyde Robert Bulla

2.3

Alphabet Under Construction

Flemming

NL

Chrysanthemum

Kevin Henkes

3.3

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Mo Willems

0.9

Frog and Toad Together

Alexander Lobel

2.9

Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss

1.5

Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures

Cynthia Rylant

2.7

If You Give a Mouse a Muffin

Laura Numeroff

2.4

Little House in the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder

5.3

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the

Earth to Life

Molly Bang &

Penny Chisholm

3.4

Owen

Kevin Henkes

2.4

Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

4.2

What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

Steve Jenkins &

Robin Page

3.0

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

3.4

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Lloyd Moss

3.3

 

Grade 2

Title

Author

GE

Amelia Bedelia

Peggy Parrish

2.5

Boy, We Were Wrong About Dinosaurs

Kathleen V Kudinski

5.0

Crow Boy

Taro Yashima

3.9

From Seed to Plant

Gail Gibbons

3.4

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Laura Numeroff

2.7

Ira Sleeps Over

Bernard Waber

2.2

Maps and Globes

Jack Knowlton

5.4

Stellaluna

Janell Cannon

3.5

Strega Nona

Tommie dePaola

3.9

Sunshine Makes the Seasons

Franklyn M Branley

3.6

The Hat

Jan Brett

2.6

The Kissing Hand

Audrey Penn

2.7

The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo

Judy Blume

2.5

The Stories Julian Tells

Ann Cameron

3.4

Tops and Bottoms

Janet Stevens

3.2

 

Grade 3

Title

Author

GE

A Medieval Feast

Aliki

4.6

Bat Loves the Night

Nicola Davies

3.4

Freckle Juice

Judy Blume

3.1

Molly’s Pilgrim

Beverly Cohen

3.0

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

Brian Floca

4.8

Muggie Maggie

Beverly Cleary

4.5

My Father’s Dragon

Ruth Stiles

5.6

Sarah Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

3.4

Shiloh

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

4.4

So You Want to Be President

Judith St. George

4.8

Stone Fox

John Gardiner

4.0

The One-Eyed Giant,

Book One of Tales from the Odyssey

Mary Pope Osborne

4.8

The Rough-Face Girl

Rafe Martin

4.0

The Stories Julian Tells

Ann Cameron

3.4

V is for Volunteer

Michael Shoulders

5.6

 

Grade 4

Title

Author

GE

Alice in Wonderland (Abridged)

Lewis Carroll

3.3

Because of Winn Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

3.9

Charlotte’s Web

E B White

4.4

Chocolate Fever

Robert Kimmel Smith

4.2

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Beverly Cleary

4.9

Forever Amber Brown

Paula Danziger

3.8

Fourth Grade Rats

Jerry Spinelli

2.6

How to Steal a Dog

Barbara O’Conner

4.0

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Bruce Coville

4.9

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Judy Blume

3.3

The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

4.6

The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare

4.9

The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

3.9

Volcanoes

Seymour Simon

5.1

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Grace Lin

5.5

 

Grade 5

Title

Author

GE

11 Birthdays

Wendy Mass

4.1

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Peterson

4.6

City of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau

5.0

Elijah of Buxton

Christopher Paul Curtis

5.4

Esperanza Rising

Pam Munoz Ryan

5.3

Extra Credit

Andrew Clements

5.3

Holes

Louis Sachar

4.6

Kidnapped Series

Gordon Korman

5.0

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

7.9

Maniac McGee

Jerry Spinellli

4.7

Mom for Mayor

Nancy Edwards

4.1

Poppy

Avi

4.5

The Cricket in Times Square

George Selden

4.9

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis

5.7

The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke

4.8

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

5.0

 

Grade 6

Title

Author

GE

A Year Down Yonder

Richard Peck

4.5

Anybodies, Nobodies, Somebodies Trilogy

N E Bode

4.6

Belle Prater’s Boy

Ruth White

4.4

Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis

5.0

Catherine Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

6.4

Chronicles of Narnia

C S Lewis

5.7

Dogsong

Gary Paulsen

5.2

Freak the Mighty, Max the Mighty

Rodman Philbrick

5.5

Hatchet, The Island

Gary Paulsen

5.7

Hoot

Carl Hiaasen

5.2

Nothing But the Truth

Emily Blake

4.7

Red Badge of Courage (Unabridged 8.0)

Stephen Crane

2.7

Sounder

William H Armstrong

5.3

The Book of 1,000 Days

Shannon Hale

5.3

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

5.3

The Lightening Thief

Rick Riordan

4.7

The View from Saturday

E L Konigsburg

5.9

 

SUMMER READING FUN!

PLAY READING BINGO THIS SUMMER AND WIN A PRIZE IN THE FALL

Motivating Summer Reading is as easy as B-I-N-G-O!

The goal of our summer reading incentive is to provide a fun way to keep children reading throughout the summer and help them retain the reading skills they learned during the school year. Young children may participate by having books read to them. 

To participate, you need the attached BINGO sheetAs you complete the activity in the BINGO square, write the title of the book, etc. used, as well as have an adult initial the square. The same title cannot appear in more than 1 square.  At the beginning of the next school year, you will turn in your sheet to your new teacher and will be rewarded for every time you BINGO.  (It takes a minimum of 5 books to receive the first reward with a maximum of 5 BINGO’s accepted).  The turn in date will be August 10, 2011.  The more you read, the bigger the reward you will receive, both in prizes, and most importantly, in your Reading Achievement!   


What Research Says about Summer Reading Loss?

A break from books can mean big losses for some learners.  The best predictor of summer reading loss or gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer.   Research clearly shows that the key to preventing loss and promoting gain is to find novel ways to get books into the hands of children during the summer break.  It is also very important to try to match a child’s skill levels and their interests to motivate them to read.   

While the statistics on summer reading loss seem discouraging, there are answers.  Studies suggest that children who read as few as six books over the summer maintain the level of reading skills they achieved during the preceding school year.  Reading more books leads to even greater success.  When children read 10 to 20 books of their choice over the summer, as many as 50 percent not only maintain their skills, but actually make reading gains.

The above is taken from the May/June 2003 issue of  Instructor magazine, “Bridging the Summer Reading Gap,” by Anne-McGill-Franzen and Richard Allington.


BINGO CARD

Reading Rocks at Watauga! 

Child’s Name ___________________________                                    

Grade entering in Fall 2011_____________

2011 Summer Reading Incentive

B

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Read a book suggested by

a friend.

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a

magazine.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book and watch the movie.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Request a book from the library.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a mystery book.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book about a real person.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book about an animal.

 

Title_______________

Initials ____________

Read a book from a series.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Listen to a book on tape or CD.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Make a craft or recipe from a book.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book that won an award.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read to someone older or younger.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Keep a log of books read over the summer.

 

Initials _____________

Ask a librarian to suggest a book to read.

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read to a pet or animal.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read with a friend or family member.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

*Read an AR book from the WAT website.

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a poem.

 

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a folktale or fairytale.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book about school.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a nonfiction (true) book.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book by

Dr. Seuss.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read the lyrics of a song.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book that rhymes.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________

Read a book of your choice.

 

Title________________

Initials _____________


As you complete the activity in the BINGO square, write the title of the book, etc. used, as well as have an adult initial the square.   The same title cannot appear in more than 1 square.  At the beginning of the next school year, you will turn in your sheet to your new teacher and will be rewarded in the office for every time you BINGO.  (It takes a minimum of 5 books to receive the first reward with a maximum number of 5 BINGO’s).  The turn in date will be August 10, 2011.  The more you read, the bigger the reward you will receive, both in prizes, and most importantly, in your Reading Achievement!

Some favorite books -

Title

Reading Level (Grade.month)- EX: 1.7 (1st grade, 7 month)

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (any title by Dr. Seuss)

1.7

Hello Biscuit! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (any title by Capucilli)

1.0

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (any title by Carle)

1.0

The Important Book By Margaret Wise Brown

2.9

Jessica by Kevin Henkes (any title by Henkes)

2.6

Henry and Mudge: The First Book by Cynthia Rylant (any title by Rylant)

2.7

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown (series)

3.2

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne (series)

2.6 – 3.9

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish (series)

2.5

Horrible Harry by Suzy Kline (series)

2.8 - 3.6

Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park (series)

2.5 - 3.1

Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons (any other of her non-fiction books)

3.5

Ready Freddy by Abby Klein (series)

3.0 - 3.4

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (series)

5.0 - 5.5

The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume

2.5

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald (series)

3.1 – 3.6

Ramona by Beverly Cleary (series)

4.5 - 5.5

Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner(series)

3.5 – 4.5

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

2.5

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

3.3

Matilda by Roald Dahl

5.0

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

5.3

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

4.4

The Report Card by Andrew Clement (any title by Clements)

4.9

National Geographic Kids’s Magazine

 


The above books are strictly a list of suggestions.  Please use your child’s interest level, maturity level and personal preferences to choose books that are just right for them.

Don’t forget to utilize our public libraries to find the title that best fits your child.  Information on Springfield’s Gorham MacBane library can be found at http://www.youseemore.com/springfieldpl/default.asp or call 615-384-5123

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