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Summer Reading

Summer reading is a fun way for your child to escape to different times and places, learn new things, explore topics of interest, and feed their curiosity during the vacation months. By helping your child embark on their reading adventures over the summer, you are encouraging great reading habits while maintaining reading stamina and comprehension skills. Although school may be over for the year, it is important to encourage your child to read daily. Children can actually increase their reading levels before September by reading every day for a minimum of 30 minutes! Studies have also shown, however that when children do not read often during the summer months, they can slip as many as two reading levels! For this reason, we should try to make books readily available to kids all year long.

This summer we ask all students to get “SPOTTED” reading. Attached are the directions for our summer reading program at East Islip. Please help us cover the walls with pictures of your children “SPOTTED” reading this summer. We strongly suggest that you try to have your child read at least 6 books on his/her level. Children should be encouraged to read additional books that reflect their interests as well. Also, remember that all children benefit from being read to and sharing the stories with you. Reading together is a great way to spend time with your family and create a love of learning.

Additionally, your child is encouraged to participate in the East Islip Public Library summer reading program. The public librarians also have the suggested reading list and will be happy to assist you in finding leveled books. Your child may include his/her school’s reading as a part of the library’s summer reading club quota.

Here are some other tips to help promote good reading habits:

● Set aside a special time to read when you and your family are relaxed.
● Engage your child in conversation about their books.
● Show kids that you love books also! Let them catch you reading!
● Be sure your child has a library card and try to visit your local library at least once a week.
● Inquire about special programs, book clubs, and book sales offered by your local library.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a healthy, restful, book-filled summer!

Elementary School Summer Reading



Wednesday, August 17, 2022