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                       Third Grade Summer Reading Program 2014
                      Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School
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 number of readings over the summer.
Students participating in the program in Grade 3 will complete a list of books read (minimum of three). The documentation should include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian statement that the student has completed the reading. 
For Grade 3 students who participate in Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the Public Library documentation will apply.
 
Students in Grade 3 will receive an extra A for each book completed, for a maximum total of three.
Completion of the summer reading will be recorded for students by the end of the second 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 may be used. Participation in the PWC Public Library Summer Reading Program and its documentation is also acceptable.
 
  
PWCS Third Grade Summer Reading Program
Suggested Reading
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 are also acceptable.
Author
Title
Pub. Date
Annotation
Frazee, Marla
A couple of boys have the best week ever
2010
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation
Swanson, Susan Marie
The house in the night
2008
Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light
Willems, Mo
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
2010
Wilbur is the only naked mole rat in his colony who enjoys wearing clothes, and when Grandpah, the oldest and most naked naked mole rat, discovers his secret, Wilbur fears he will be ostracized from the colony.
Stevens, Janet
Help me, Mr. Mutt! : expert answers for dogs with people problems
2008
Dogs across the United States write to Mr. Mutt, a people expert, for help with their humans.
Stevens, Janet
The Red Pen
2011
When a little red pen accidentally falls into the waste basket while trying to correct papers all by herself, the other classroom supplies must cooperate to rescue her.
Jacobson, Jennifer
Andy Shane and the very bossy Dolores Starbuckle
2009
Andy Shane hates school, mainly because of a tattletale know-it-all named Dolores Starbuckle, but Granny Webb, who has taken care of him all his life, joins him in class one day and helps him solve the problem.
Grey, Mini.
Traction Man meets Turbodog
2008
Traction Man braves the evil bin things in order to save Scrubbing Brush, who had been thrown away by the little boy's father and replaced with a battery-operated dog.
Hest, Amy
Mr. George Baker
2004
Harry sits on the porch with Mr. George Baker, an African American who is one hundred years old but can still dance and play the drums, waiting for the school bus that will take them both to the class where they are learning to read.
Hest, Amy
Letters to Leo
2012
In a series of letters to her new dog, fourth-grader Annie Rossi relates her daily exploits and remembers her mother.
Hoffman, Mary
Amazing Grace
2002
Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is African-American, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
 
Hoffman, Mary
Grace at Christmas
2011
When her grandmother takes in a stranded family at Christmas, Grace is reluctant to share her favorite holiday with strangers, even though the visiting family includes a "real live ballerina."
Kasza, Keiko
The wolf's chicken stew
1987
A hungry wolf's attempts to fatten a chicken for his stewpot have unexpected results.
 
Watt, Melanie
Scaredy Squirrel
2013
Scaredy Squirrel is afraid to leave his nut tree, but when he is finally one day forced out of his home, he discovers some
interesting things about the great unknown.
Adler, David A.
The Babe & I
1999
While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.
Dorros, Arthur
Julio's magic
2005
A young artist discovers the power of friendship when he helps his mentor win a prestigious wood-carving contest.
Park, Barbara
Junie B., first grader (at last!)
2001
Junie B. thinks first grade is a flop when her kindergarten friend Lucille prefers the company of twins Camille and Chenille and Junie B. needs glasses.
Choldenko, Gennifer
Al Capone Does My Homework
2013
"Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, faces new challenges when his father is promoted to Associate Warden"-- .
Osborne, Mary Pope
Kate and the beanstalk
2000
In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.
Osborne, Mary Pope
Mummies in the morning
1993
Jack and his younger sister take a trip in their tree house back to ancient Egypt, where they help a queen's mummy continue her voyage to the Next Life.
Osborne, Mary Pope
Any other book in the Magic Tree House series
Varies
 
Roy, Ron
White House white-out
2008
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose head out to see the sights of Washington, D.C. in the snow in December, and meet KC, the president's stepdaughter, and her friend Marshall, and when the president's dog goes missing, the kids head into the dusk to search as the snowstorm increases.
Roy, Ron
The school skeleton
2003
At Green Lawn Elementary, the entire school becomes involved in a mystery when Mr. Bones, the skeleton in the nurse's office, disappears.
Roy, Ron
Any other book in the
A to Z Mysteries Series
Varies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clements, Andrew
Frindle
2009
When he decides to turn his fifth-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
Auch, Mary Jane
I Was a Third Grade Science Project
1998
Brian accidentally makes his best friend think he's a cat while trying to hypnotize his dog for the science fair.
 
 
 
Silverstein, Shel
A light in the Attic
2009
Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo With an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when someone steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a mountain snores, and they’ve put a brassiere on the camel.
 
Silverstein, Shel
Where the Sidewalk Ends
2004
Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’ s world begins. You’ ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.
Adler, David A.
Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra
2011
Introduces readers to algebra by using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve equations.
 
Adler, David
A.
Triangles
2014
Introduces triangles, discussing the different types of triangles and the concept of triangle size measured in degrees.
Adler, David A.
Millions, Billions, and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers
2013
Huge numbers are hard to comprehend. This book explains quantities in terms children can understand. For example, one million dollars could buy two full pizzas a day for more than sixty-eight years.
Adler, David A.
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book Dimensions
2012
Grab your jumbo popcorn and 3-D glasses, because you're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box. Learning about dimensions has never been so entertaining."--Amazon.com.
 

Prince William County Public Schools
Summer Reading 2014
Documentation Grade 3
 
 
Students in Grade 3 will receive an extra A (100) for each book completed, for a maximum total of three. Please include the name of the author, the title of the book, and a parent or guardian signature stating that the student has completed the reading. 
 
 
Book Title
Author
1.
 
2.
 
3.
 
 
 
 
 
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
 

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