As a school we try to encourage and develop a love for reading in each of the children in
the hope of creating lifelong readers! In keeping with this tradition, we want the students to
continue reading during the summer. Each student is required to read over the summer.
Students may also choose books that do not appear on the list. Becoming regular readers helps
students see how effective stories are put together and gives
them a foundation to build on for their own writing. Every student is required to
write about oneof the books read over the summer. Each child should write a letter to his or her
The letter should include four parts.
Part 1: Introduce him/herself
Part 2: Talk about his or her summer
Part 3: Discuss why the author wrote the book.
What was his or her purpose or message to be shared?
Part 4: Closing paragraph of his or her letter and his or her plans and hopes
for the upcoming school year.
All letters should be brought to school and given to the homeroom teacher on the
first day of school, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
On Friday, September 6, Waldron Mercy will host a school-wide event, Snack with Summer
Reading! Every teacher and student will participate in a book talk, sharing favorite stories
read over the summer. We hope that the excitement about literature is contagious!
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. Together we can provide a positive experience
by reading and responding to literature, building lifelong readers, and creating a
storehouse of language experiences.
Director of Middle School
Director of Lower School