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Summer Reading

Each grade level at Lausanne has summer reading and, in some cases, assignments. 

Below are the summer reading assignments for rising students in each grade level.

Lower and middle School 

PK3/JK

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading.  Finding a quiet time 3-4 times a week to enjoy a book together are important early literacy practices. Below are some recommended authors. Enjoy a summer of reading!

SK

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading.  Finding a quiet time 3-4 times a week to enjoy a book together are important early literacy practices. Below are some recommended authors. Enjoy a summer of reading!

First

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading.  Finding a quiet time 4-5 times a week for reading will support young learners in maintaining and growing skills important in the first grade.  If your child cannot yet read independently, reading with your child is just as important to develop a habit of reading.  Below are some suggested authors or book series. Enjoy a summer of reading!  

Summer Reading Activity

Choose one of the activities listed below and have it ready to share during the first week back. 

  1. Illustrate a scene from your favorite book. Label the character and some key parts of the scene.
  2. Make a short video acting out a favorite scene from a book.
  3. Create a puppet of your favorite book character.

Second

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading.  Finding a quiet time 4-5 times a week for reading will support young learners in maintaining and growing skills important in the second grade.  Below are some suggested book series. Enjoy a summer of reading!

Suggested Books

Summer Reading Activity

Choose one of the activities listed below and be ready to share during the first week of the school year.

  1. Illustrate a scene from your favorite book.  Write 1-2 sentences on the back of why you picked that book and that scene.
  2. Record a 30 second commercial promoting your favorite summer book including why you loved it.
  3. Write a postcard to a friend recommending a favorite book explaining why it was your favorite and a 1-2 sentence summary of the book.

Third

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading. Please choose 2 to 3 books from the recommended series below (either from the same series OR explore a bit from different series) and enjoy a summer of reading!

Suggested Books

Summer Reading Activity

Choose one of the activities listed below and have it ready to share during the first week back.

  1. Draw a cartoon storyboard of 2-3 major story events of your favorite book.
  2. Using a technology tool (PowerPoint, video, Prezi, etc.) show the beginning, middle, and end of your favorite book.
  3. Create a bookmark about your favorite character.  Include a list of character traits and 1-2 sentences of why you picked that character.

Fourth

The goal of summer reading is to develop the habit and love of reading. Please choose 2 to 3 books from the recommended list below and enjoy a summer of reading!

Suggested Books

Summer Reading Activity

Choose one of the activities listed below and have it ready to share during the first week back.

  1. Create a photo album of illustrations of 4-5 pictures/scenes from your favorite book.  Include captions under each picture to describe the event.
  2. Create a video (commercial/book trailer/You Tube promo) that would persuade someone to read your favorite book.  Include a brief statement about the main character(s) and how he/she/they played an important role in the story.
  3. Write a short book review like you might find in a magazine or online.  Include a brief summary of key events and why it was a great book.

Fifth

Grade 5 - Abduction! by Meg Kehret

For those returning to Lausanne, the books for Middle School students will be distributed by their current English teacher prior to the summer break.

If you do not receive your books or are new to Lausanne, you may pick up your books at the Middle School Office (200 Tanner) starting on Monday, June 7th. Please contact Liz Kirschner at 901.474.1004 to ensure that there will be someone available to distribute the books to you.

Sixth

Grade 6 - Wonder by RJ Palacio

For those returning to Lausanne, the books for Middle School students will be distributed by their current English teacher prior to the summer break.

If you do not receive your books or are new to Lausanne, you may pick up your books at the Middle School Office (200 Tanner) starting on Monday, June 7th. Please contact Liz Kirschner at 901.474.1004 to ensure that there will be someone available to distribute the books to you.

Seventh

Grade 7 - Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

For those returning to Lausanne, the books for Middle School students will be distributed by their current English teacher prior to the summer break.

If you do not receive your books or are new to Lausanne, you may pick up your books at the Middle School Office (200 Tanner) starting on Monday, June 7th. Please contact Liz Kirschner at 901.474.1004 to ensure that there will be someone available to distribute the books to you.

Eighth

Grade 8 - Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

For those returning to Lausanne, the books for Middle School students will be distributed by their current English teacher prior to the summer break.

If you do not receive your books or are new to Lausanne, you may pick up your books at the Middle School Office (200 Tanner) starting on Monday, June 7th. Please contact Liz Kirschner at 901.474.1004 to ensure that there will be someone available to distribute the books to you.

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