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Barbara Stevens
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Summer Reading Program

A Video Explaining the Summer Reading Program for Students Who Will Be at Stanley in 2020/2021!



Stanley Middle School's

Summer Reading Program 2020



Why Read?

Our summer reading program is designed to help our entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade students understand that reading is an enjoyable pastime and that we read for pleasure as well as to acquire information.  It is not a secret that reading skills improve with practice!  Making time in the day or night to read is good for the mind and it is a wonderful way to reduce the noise, stress and stimulation often associated with busy lives in our fast paced world.  It is well known that reading is essential to providing a solid basis for academic achievement.  But most of all, reading is fun!


Stanley's Summer Reading Program:
1.  How many books will you read over the summer?  It will be different for everyone, especially this year. Parent/adult support and guidance is necessary so you can safely access books.  
2.  The goal is read a MINIMUM of 4 books.
Your personal reading goal may be higher - that's awesome!  Record your favorite 4 books on the reverse side of the Summer Reading Bookmark (see link to the bookmark on this page) to help you keep track of what you read.
3.  Students can read what they want!
Free choice is an important component of this program.  Students are encouraged to read at their appropriate reading level. Not sure?  Talk with your parents to see if a particular book is a good fit for you. Fiction and non-fiction books, graphic novels, ebooks, collections of short stories - all are fine! Read what you like!
4.  Book recommendations?  Of course!  
Check out the Middle School/Young Adult summer reading recommendation list for Summer 2020.  This list is a collection of recently published books along with some student and librarian favorites. The booklists from the previous few years are also posted on this web page.  These were new books that were of high interest for middle school readers.  It is just one helpful resource in choosing fun books to read.  For more reading suggestions, visit the library web page "Pick a Great Book!" 


Mrs. Stevens will send out a Summer Reading Raffle Form to all Stanley students when we begin school in August. 

Copy the book titles you read over the summer from your bookmark to the Summer Reading Google Form.  Submit this form by September 1, 2020.

A drawing will be held for all students who submit their Summer Reading Google Form.  Three lucky students will win a brand new Kindle eReader! 

Happy Summer Reading!

Summer Reading Program links

The Lafayette Library and Leaning Center downtown also hosts a summer reading program.  It begins June 6, 2020.

And YES!  It is just fine to read and use the same books for MULTIPLE summer reading programs!  








Summer Reading Bookmark 2020