Summer Reading Program
May 19, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Summer soon will be upon us with all of the traditional fun and excitement we associate with it. We hope our students will also spend some warm, lazy afternoons reading a good book. With this hope, we are continuing our required summer reading program.
Students attending Pikesville Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year are required to read two books over the summer. Summer reading books may be selected using the suggested reading list on the back of this letter. However, students may also choose to read any Newberry, Corretta Scott King or Black-eyed Susan nominee, or any grade-level appropriate novel of over one hundred pages. Students must complete one project for each book read. We are offering students a choice of three projects, and they are attached. The two completed projects (one for each book) must be submitted to the student’s language arts teacher no later than September 29, 2014. The grades that students receive on these two assignments will be part of their first quarter report card grade.
Extra copies of this packet will be located in the school office over the summer. Copies of this book list will be available at the Pikesville Public Library, and will also be posted on our school website.
As we challenge our students to read beyond the classroom, we appreciate the encouragement of our Pikesville parents and guardians. Students who read regularly receive the tremendous advantages of increased vocabulary and improved comprehension. The summer reading books will also count toward students’ 2014-2015 Strive for 25 reading goal. Please join us in making reading a rewarding part of your child’s summer.
Grade 6 Summer Reading List
Grade 7 Summer Reading List
Grade 8 Summer Reading List