Practicing reading is fundamental to improving your reading—that is, the more you read, the better you get. In Grade 6, students will read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. All students will have a shared reading experience, and the novel will be a jumping off start for the school year. Students entering 7th and 8th grade in September must read a fiction novel of their choice. This is an opportunity to choose books that interest the student! They can find any appropriate books at the local library or using the Sora app on Classlink with their EI Public Library card barcode. There is no need to purchase the book you read.
The Wonder book and the assignments will be collected during the first days of school in September. The assignment and additional information are available on the district and building websites.
Research has clearly shown that students who read a minimum of four (4) books during the summer do not lose reading skills acquired during the school year. Students are encouraged to read books of their own choosing in addition to the required reading. We encourage you to visit the East Islip Public Library where our town librarians are looking forward to helping you select books. Reading can take you on adventures, broaden your experiences and make you laugh. It can also open new worlds and opportunities that will enhance your life. Together, we can make reading an exciting and integral part of our young people’s lives. I hope you enjoy the chance to read together over the next few months. We wish all this for you as you leave for summer recess.
Have an enjoyable summer and happy reading.
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