Rising Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Pre-First
Summer reading is not mandatory but is highly encouraged with our youngest children. Reading is clearly a developmental process and is vital for optimal growth in children. A list of suggested readings is included at this site and a form for your use can be copied for completion of the summer reading list. Children who read 12 picture books during the summer should bring the completed forms to their teachers the first week of school. Each child will receive a small reward for completing a list.
Rising First and Second Grade
Summer reading is mandatory for incoming first and second grade students. Each child should print a copy of the form provided and fill in the books that were read to or read by the child. The equivalent of 12 picture books is required. If a chapter book is read, every 25 pages can count as one picture book. This will count toward part of their reading grade the first nine weeks marking period. A list of suggested readings are included for your use.
Rising Third and Fourth Grade
Summer reading is mandatory for incoming third and fourth graders and will count as part of their reading grade for the first marking period. Each child must read two chapter books and pass an Accelerated Reading test for both books with at least an 80%. Do not worry about points during the summer. Your child should read within his/her reading range and not below. Students must not take a test on something already tested on during the previous school year. A list of suggested readings is included on this site with AR levels available.
The school will have testing times at the elementary school during summer camp between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00. Summer camps run from May 27 through July 25 with no testing on July 4.
If your child does not take the two tests by July 25 he/she will take the tests at the beginning of the school year. It is important to take tests as soon as reading is completed.
Please click here for more information and a suggested reading list for the given grade level.
Lipscomb Academy Elementary School Librarian
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