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The purpose of the PWCS Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills. Student participation in the program is voluntary. Students who choose to participate in the program are required to complete a minimum of five books. Students participating in the program in First Grade will complete a list of books read. The documentation is to include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian signature indicating that the student has completed the reading.
First Grade students who participate in Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the Public Library documentation will apply.
Students in First Grade who read a minimum of five books will receive an extra S+ for each book completed, for a total of five. The summer reading documentation will be submitted by the student by the end of the first week of school.
The following titles are suggestions for summer reading. Other books selected by the student with guidance from a parent/guardian and/or librarian are also acceptable. Participation in the PWC Public Library Summer Reading Program and its documentation is also acceptable.
|Willems, Mo||There is a bird on your head!||
|Opposite best friends Gerald, who is careful and worrisome, and Piggie, who is clumsy and carefree, run into a problem when two birds land on Gerald's head.|
|Park, Barbara||Junie B. is not a Crook||
|Junie B. Jones experiences glee while showing off her new furry mittens in kindergarten, but disaster strikes when they disappear from the playground.|
|Jenkins, Steve||Eye to Eye” How Animals See the World||2014||An in-depth look at many different animals’ eyes and their fascinating uses.|
|Petty, Dev||I Don’t Want to Be a Frog||2015||A frog imagines what it would be like to be a rabbit, a cat, and other animals in this silly story.|
|Willems, Mo||My New Friend is So Fun!||2014||Will a new friend break apart Piggie and Gerald’s friendship?|
|Freedman, Claire||Pirates Love Underpants||2013||Laugh along to rhyming text about pirates on the search for the Pants of Gold.|
|Stein, David Ezra||Interrupting Chicken||2010||The little red chicken cannot help but interrupt her favorite bedtime stories.|
|Jenkins, Steve||Actual Size||2004||In this book, animals and parts of animals are depicted life-size, from the smallest fish to the largest land animal. Foldout sections get readers up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing animals.|
|Martin Jr., Bill and Archambault, John||Chicka Chicka boom Boom||1989||An alphabet rhyme that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.|
|Brown, Monica||Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina||2011||Marisol is Peruvian, Scottish and American. She has brown skin and red hair and loves peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box!|
|Litwin, Eric||Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes||2010||Pete the Cat is a real cool feline who loves his brand new shoes.|
|DaCosta, Barbara||Nighttime Ninja||2012||A young ninja goes on a secret mission at night when everyone else is asleep.|
|Isadora, Rachel||Old Mikamba Had a Farm||2013||On Old Mikamba’s “farm” we meet (and hear!) many different African animals.|
|Schofield-Morrison, Connie||I Got the Rhythm||2014||A neighborhood walk becomes so much more as a little girl explores the music and sound of everyday urban life.|
|John, Jory||Goodnight Already!||2014||What happens when you really want to sleep but your best friend doesn’t?|
|Pilutti, Deb||Ten Rules of Being a Superhero||2014||Anyone can be a superhero as long as they follow these ten important rules!|
Prince William County Public Schools
Summer Reading 2015
Documentation Grades K – 2
Please include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian signature indicating that the student has completed the reading. Students in Grades K-2 are required to read a minimum of five books in order to receive extra credit.
My student has read the above list of books.
Parent or Guardian signature
**Please note students may also participate in the Prince William County Public Library Summer Quest Program, and the Public Library documentation will apply.
|Student’s Name||Classroom Teacher|