About the Elementary Reading Challenge
All elementary students will be provided a Summer Reading Challenge flyer to take home for the summer. The flyer is filled with activities and ideas to keep students busy reading all summer long. It's really not about WHAT they read so much as that they simply READ.
Parents: Challenge your elementary student to meet each one of the challenges on the flyer! Yes, we like to think that reading is its own reward, but it surely will not hurt to reward that child who meets the reading challenges.The flip side of the flyer is a place for your student to keep track of those books he/she reads when meeting a particular challenge. If, by some chance, your child loses the flyer, feel free to click at the right of this page to print out another copy. Need a Spanish copy of the flyer? It's also available to the right.
Students: We challenge you to meet as many of these challenges as you can this summer in order to Slay the Slide. You do not have to do them in any special order but try to do them all before the summer is over! Bring your completed flyer to school in the fall so we can proudly post it in the halls or find other cool ways to give you the praise you deserve for reading all summer long.
Need a copy of the Elementary Summer Reading Challenge flyer? Download it HERE.
Need a copy of the back of the Elementary Reading Challenge Flyer? Download it HERE.
Do you want to print a certificate after completing a challenge? Do it HERE.
¿Necesita una copia en Espanol? Toca AQUI.
¿Quiere solo el lado atras? Toca AQUI.
¿Quiere un certificado en espanol depues de su actividad? Haciendo AQUI.
One more thing: If you are a parent of a secondary student with limited internet access during the summer break, we invite you to have your student take this paper-and-pencil challenge instead! The important thing is that your student is encouraged to read!
Parents/Students: Looking for some specific book ideas for the summer? Here are some we like!
Some Authors we Suggest
Some Books we Suggest
Primary Titles ★ Peanut Butter and Cupcake (Terry Border) ★ The Lion Inside (Rachel Bright)l ★ Who Woke the Baby? (Jane Clarke) ★ The Worst Day of My Life Ever (Julia Cook) ★ Antoinette (Kelly DiPucchio) ★ You Don't Want a Unicorn (Ame Dyckman) ★ Frankencrayon (Michael Hall) ★ Warning: Don't Open This Book (Adam Lehrhaupt) ★ A Giraffe Did One (Jerry Pallotta) ★ Ninja Red Riding Hood (Corey Rosen Schwartz)
Elementary Titles ★ The Girl that Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill) ★ Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Robert Beatty) ★ Book Scavenger (Jennifer Bertman) ★ A Whole New Ballgame (Phil Bildner) ★ Mighty Jack (Ben Hatke) ★ Key to Extraordinary (Natalie Lloyd) ★ Under Wildwood (Colin Meloy) ★ Lucky Strike (Bobbie Pyron) ★ Two Naomis (Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick) ★ Water Princess (Susan Verde)
★ Elementary Authors ★ Kwame Alexander ★ Tom Angleberger ★ Betty Birney ★ Andrew Clements ★ Mary Downing Hahn ★Shannon Hale ★ Erin Hunter ★ Megan McDonald ★ Rick Riordan ★ Seymour Simon
★ Primary Authors ★ Mac Barnett ★
Peter Brown ★ Eric Carle ★ Anna Dewdney ★ Tad Hill ★ Jon Klassen ★ Kadir Nelson ★ Jerry Pinkney ★
Shel Silverstein ★ Mo Willems
Some Series we Suggest
★ Elementary Series ★ Tía Lola by Julia Alvarez ★ How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell ★ Squish by J. Holm and M. Holm ★ Lunch Lady by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ★ Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski ★ Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis ★ Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce ★ Clementine by Sara Pennypacker ★ Amulet (Kazu Kibuishi) ★ Baby-Sitters Club (Raina Telgemeier)
★ Primary Series ★ Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold ★ Young Justice by Art Baltazar and Greg Weisman ★ Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo ★ Sugar Plum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg and Deborah Underwood ★ Princess Posey by Stephanie Greene ★ Babymouse by J. Holm and M. Holm ★
Froggy by Jonathan London ★
Judy Moody and Stink by Megan McDonald ★ Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park ★ Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner