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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 three books.
Students participating in the program in Third 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 statement that the student has completed the reading.
Third Grade students who participate in Prince William County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the Public Library documentation will apply.
Students in Third Grade who read a minimum of three books will receive an extra “A” (100) for each book completed, for a total of three. 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 may be used. Participation in the PWC Public Library Summer Reading Program and its documentation is also acceptable.
PWCS Third Grade Summer Reading Program
|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.
|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.|
|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"-- .|
|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.|
|Cronin, Doreen||The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure||2014||Daring crime-solving chicks are out to solve a mystery. First in a series.|
|Scieszka, Jon and Barnett, Mac||Battle Bunny||2013||Gran Gran gave Alexander a beautiful book about Birthday Bunny, but Alexander decides to “create” his own book about Battle Bunny, which suits his tastes much better.|
|Phelan, Matt||Bluffton: My summers with Buster||2013||Muskegon, Michigan, is an ordinary town until a band of vaudeville performers including young Buster Keaton, decide to spend the summer there.|
|Bell, CeCe||El Deafo||2014||This graphic novel is both funny and realistic as it shares the story of going to school and making friends while wearing a large hearing aid.|
Prince William County Public Schools
Summer Reading 2015
Documentation Grade 3
Students in Grade 3 will receive an extra “A” (100) for each book completed, for a 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.
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|