Summer Reading

Summer Reading Lists
  1. Wycallis Elementary:
  2. Click to download: Wycallis Elementary Summer Reading Form
  3. Dallas Elementary:
  4. Students Entering Grade 1-Read eight (8) of the following books:
  5. Students Entering Grade 2-Read eight (8) of the following books:
  6. Students Entering Grade 3-Read eight (8) of the following books:
  7. Students Entering Grade 4-Read six (6) of the following books:
  8. Students Entering Grade 5-Read six (6) of the following books:
  9. Middle School:
  10. Accelerated Reading List
  11. English
  12. Family and Consumer Science
  13. High School:
  14. English
  15. AP U.S. History
  16. Art
  17. English
  18. Family and Consumer Science
  19. Science
  20. Social Science

Wycallis Elementary:

Dear Parents,
We encourage our students to practice their reading skills
the summer so as not to lose the valuable reading skills gained
the year.
We have compiled a list of suggested reading books for
summer reading.
Students may choose books from the grade they are entering or the
grade they
have completed.
Students who achieve their goal will be recognized with a
when we return to school in September. Below is a list of
books for each grade. (These are suggestions to get you
started�feel free
to add to the list.) Please complete the Summer Reading form
and return it to school with your child in September. Have a
summer and I hope you enjoy many wonderful stories.


Mrs. Caitlin Cooper
Reading Specialist
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Click to download: Wycallis Elementary Summer Reading Form

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Dallas Elementary:

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Studies have shown that it is important to continue reading
through the summer months to keep the gains made throughout the
school year. Each student at Dallas Elemetary School is asked to
read a least one book per week during the summer break.
Wonderful Summer Reading Programs are offered at Barnes and Noble
and our own local Back Mountain Memorial Library. I suggest you
sign your child up for at least one of these programs for the
summer.The Suggested Summer Reading Book List is a mere
suggestion to assist parents in choosing books to read with your
child. A simple system to know if a book is at an appropriate
reading level for your child is "The Five Finger Rule". Simply
open the book to a page in the middle and have your child read
the page to you. Hold up a finger for every word not known. If
you have five or more errors the book is too difficult for your
child to read independently. Happy Reading!

Mrs. Sharon Hartshorne
Reading Specialist -Title I Reading
Dallas Elementary School
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Students Entering Grade 1-Read eight (8) of the following books:

Beatrice Doesn't Want To Laura Numeroff
Bunny Cakes Rosemary Wells
Clifford Norman Bridwell
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones Ruth Heller
Curious George H.A. Rey
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Byron Barton
Enrico Starts School Charlotte Middleton
I Am TOO Absolutely Small for School Lauren Child
In The Small, Small Pond Denise Fleming
Inch By Inch Leo Lionni
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus
Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joose
The Mitten Jan Brett
When I Am Old With You Angela Johnson
Any Amelia Bedelia books
Any Eric Carle books
Any Dr. Seuss books
Any Bill Martin Jr. books
Any Laura Numeroff Books

*Parents may read to students. *Students should become familiar
with, and
be able to recite and retell classic nursery rhymes and fairy
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Students Entering Grade 2-Read eight (8) of the following books:

Amelia Bedelia Peggy Parish
Barn Dance! Bill Martin Jr.
Commander Toad and the Planet of the Grapes Jane Yolen
Eve Bunting (any book)
Four Boys Named Jordan Jessica Harper
Frog and Toad Arnold Lobel (or any Frog and Toad book)
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Marjorie Priceman
If You Give A Moose A Muffin Laura Numeroff
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Laura Numeroff
Mr. Putter and Tabby (series) Cynthia Rylant
Nate the Great (series) Marjorie Sharmat
Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells
Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig Kalli Dakos & Alicia
Poppleton Cynthia Rylant
Rocks In His Head Carol Otis Hurst
Strega Nona (series) Tomie DePaola
This Is the Teacher Rhonda Gowler Greene
Any Caldecott Award winner
Any Cynthia Rylant book
Any Laura Numeroff book
Any Rosemary Wells Book
Junie B. Jones series
Any Newberry Award winner
Arthur series
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Students Entering Grade 3-Read eight (8) of the following books:

A River Ran Wild Lynne Cherry
Arthur (series) Mark Brown
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Faith Ringold
Beats Me, Claude Joan Lowry Nixon
Encyclopedia Brown (series) Donald Sobol
It's test Day, Tiger Turcotte Pansie Hart Flood
The Magic Tree House (series)
Miss Nelson (series) Harry Allard
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig
The Table Where The Rich People Sit Byrd Baylor
The Schoolchildren�s Blizzard Marty Rhodes Figley
Any book by Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume or Patricia Polocco
Any Newberry Award or Caldecott Award Winners
Junie B. Jones (series)
Arthur series
Cam Jansen series
Harry Potter series
Any book by Gary Paulson
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Students Entering Grade 4-Read six (6) of the following books:

American Girl (series)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Goosebumps (series) R.L. Stine
Holes Louis Sachar
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg
Junie B. Jones (series)
Just Juice Karen Hesse
Fly Away Home Eve Bunting
Grasshopper Summer Ann Turner
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
Maniac McGee Jerry Spinelli
Pink And Say Patricia Polocco
Summer Reading is Killing Me Jon Sczieszka
The Birchbark House Louise Erdrich
The Magic School Bus (series) Joanna Cole
There Once Was a Very Odd School &Lunch-Box Limericks Stephen
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
Harry Potter series
Choose Your Own Adventure (series)
Any biography or autobiography or Poetry book
Any Newberry Award Winning book
Any book by Gary Paulson or Christopher Paul Curtis,
Betsy Byars, Katherine Paterson or Jerry Spinelli
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Students Entering Grade 5-Read six (6) of the following books:

101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher Lee Wardlaw
A Wrinkle In Time Madeleine L Engle
Belle Prater's Boy Annette Cutis Klause
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
Bull Run Paul Fleischman
Castle In The Attic Elizabeth Winthrop
Dog Friday Hillary McKay
Going Through The Gate Janet S. Anderson
Hatchet Gary Paulson
Heartlight T.A. BarronJacob Have I Loved Katherine Paterson
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian Elizabeth Levy
Nothing But The Truth Avi
Spider Boy Ralph Fletcher
The Giver Lois Lowry
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
The Night The Bells Rang Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of the Fifth Day Kenneth
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt
Tripping Over the Lunch Lady & Other School Stories Nancy
Where the Red Fern Grows Rawls
Any book by Gary Paulson or Christopher Paul Curtis, Betsy Byars,
Katherine Paterson or Jerry Spinelli
Harry Potter Series
Great Brain Series

**Any biography or autobiography
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Middle School:

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Accelerated Reading List

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My Antonia by Willa Cather
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
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Family and Consumer Science

American Girl Backpack Books: 50 Best Babysitting Tips
Disney's The Magic Kitchen
Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cookbook
Better Homes and Gardens Silly Snacks
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High School:

Answer #13 (blank)
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Click on the Links below to download AP English Summer
Assingments and

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AP U.S. History

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Revised Edition by James W. Loewen
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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards,
and Engaging the Adolescent Mind, by Ken Vieth

The Making and Meaning of Art by Laurie Schneider Adams
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The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Tweak by Nic Sheff
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Family and Consumer Science

Quarterback Dad by Bobby Mercer
365 Foods Kids Like to Eat by Shelia Ellison and Judith Gray
Nutrition for Dummies
Babysitting 101 - Your Complete Guide to Becoming the Best
Sewing 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Sewing
Sewing Fun for Kids: Patchwork, Gifts & More
Sewing Kid's Stuff
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 2005
Big Coal by Jeff Goodell, Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin) 2006
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Social Science

Son of the Morning Star by Evan C. Connell
Tecumseh by R. David Edmunds
Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
Booker T. Washington-Autobiography
Utopia-Thomas Moore
Resistance-Israel Gutman
Desert Exile-Yoshiko Uchida
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Dallas School District 2000 Conyngham Avenue Dallas, PA 18612 570-675-5201
Last Modified: Saturday, Jun. 20, 2009