Summer Reading List for St. John School Grades K4-Grade 2 Summer 2017
Students entering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten need to read (or be read to) 10 minutes or more three times a week and fill in their reading logs to be turned in during the first week of school in August.
Students entering First and Second grade are required to read 15 minutes or more three times a week and fill in their reading logs to be turned in during the first week of August.
Reading logs were sent home the last week of school - contact the school office if you need a new copy.
Suggested Reading list for incoming K4 and K5 Students (not limited to this list).
Books by Eric Carle and Jan Brett The Berenstain Bears Stories Spot Stories by Eric Hill Robert Munsch books
Spot Stories by Eric Hill Any Caldecott Medal book Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney
Suggested Reading list for incoming 1st and 2nd graders (not limited to this list)
Shoo! Fly Guy stories by T. Arnold Magic School Bus Stories Junie B. Jones stories by B. Parker
Cam Jansen stories by D. Adler Magic Tree House Stories by M. Pope Osborne Teacher from the Black Lagoon by M. Thaler
Other Suggested books or authors for K4-2nd Grade
Arthur stories by Marc Brown Dr. Suess Books Books by Mo Willems Frog and Toad Stories by Lobel Pete the Cat Books
Students should read books they can read independently Help your child with book selection to ensure they find "Goldilocks" books - books that are neither too easy nor too difficult, but just right.
Visit www.arbookfinder.com to search for books. This site features over 110,000 books. There you'll be able to search by book level, interest level, topic and more. The site also includes lists of state recommended and award winners.
If you do not know your child's book level, begin by searching for books at his/her grade level. Then use the "Five finger Rule" to determine if a book is at an appropriate book level for your child.
"Five Finger Rule" 1. Have your child read one page from anywhere in the book. 2. Each time they come to a word they don't know, hold up a finger. 3. If you're holding up three or fewer fingers when they are finished reading the page, the book should be at the right book level to read independently. 4. If you're holding up four or five fingers, this book may be too difficult for your child to read on their own. Either read this book with your child or encourage them to select another book . 5. If you're holding up six or more fingers this book is too difficult. Help your child select another more appropriate book.