May 28, 2012
Dear Elementary Parents
Reading is the foundation
of all learning. A child who can read well is more likely to be successful
in school and in life. That is why we at the Greater Nanticoke Area
School District are committed to the goal of ensuring that every child
throughout the district becomes a good reader.
The first step to school success is to become a good reader. The summer
months provide a great opportunity for children to spend time with
books as well as to improve reading skills. This summer we are requiring
students to read at least two books from the accompanying list. Dependent
upon your child's grade level, your child will be required to complete
an exercise for each of the two books read. The completed exercises
will be collected by your child's homeroom teacher and will be due
September 6, 2011.
The work will be scored
on a rubric as follows:
4 = Advanced 3 = Proficient
2 = Basic 1 = Below Basic O = Non-legible
We shall average the
two scores and add the points to the Reading grade on the report card
for the first interval.
To help you find any of these books, this list has been forwarded
to Barnes and Noble. Some of the books are available at the Mill Memorial
Library, E. Main Street, Nanticoke. Please ask the library staff to
direct you to these books.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school's
When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning.
Thank you for all you do to support reading education in the Greater
Nanticoke Area School District.
Mariellen Scott, Ed. D.
GNA Elementary Center/Kennedy Principal
1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Viorst,
2. Amelia Bedelia - Parish, Peggy
3. Arthur, it's Only Rock 'n' Roll - Brown, Marc Tolon
4. Arthur Loses a Friend - Brown, Marc Tolon
5. Arthur Meets the President - Brown, Marc Tolon
6. A Bargain for Frances - Hoban, Russell.
7. Best Friends for Frances - Hoban, Russell.
8. Cinderella - Wade, Barrie
9. Clifford's Class Trip - Bridwell, Norman
10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Barrett, Judi.
11. Diary of a Worm - Cronin, Doreen.
12. Duck for President - Cronin, Doreen
13. Giggle, Giggle, Quack - Cronin, Doreen
14. Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Wade, Barrie
15. Harold and the Purple Crayon - Johnson, Crockett
16. If You Give a Pig a Pancake - Numeroff, Laura Joffe
17. If You Take a Mouse to School - Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
18. Junie B. First Grader: Boss of Lunch - Park, Barbara
19. Junie B. Jones has a Monster Under Her Bed - Park, Barbara.
20. Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal - Park, Barbara.
21. The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System - Cole, Joanna
22. Miss Nelson is Missing! - Allard, Harry.
23. The Planets in Our Solar System - Branley, Franklyn Mansfield
24. The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Wade, Barrie.
2 & 3 BOOK REPORT PAPER FORMS
1. Amber Brown is Not a Crayon - Danziger, Paula,
2. Arthur and the Best Coach Ever - Krensky, Stephen.
3. Arthur's Family Vacation - Brown, Marc Tolon.
4. Bedtime for Frances - Hoban, Russell.
5. Best Friends for Frances - Hoban, Russell
6. The Boxcar Children - Warner, Gertrude Chandler
7. The Cafeteria Lady from the Black Lagoon - Thaler, Mike
8. Cam Jansen : The Birthday Mystery - Adler, David A
9. Cam Jansen : The Mystery of Flight 54 - Adler, David A.am Jansen
10. Charlotte's Web - White, E. B.
11. The Class Election from the Black Lagoon - Thaler, Mike
12. Curious George Goes Camping
13. Flat Stanley - Brown, Jeff
14. The Librarian from the Black Lagoon - Thaler, Mike
15. Little House in the Big Woods - Wilder, Laura Ingalls
16. The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs - Cole, Joanna
17. The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth - Cole, Joanna
18. Margret & H.A. Rey's Curious George Visits a Toy Store
19. Matilda - Dahl, Roald.
20. Mr. Popper's Penguins - Atwater, Richard
21. Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia - Parish, Peggy.
22. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 - Cleary, Beverly
23. Sarah, Plain and Tall - MacLachlan, Patricia
24. The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon - Thaler, Mike,
25. Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia - Parish, Peggy
2 & 3 BOOK REPORT PAPER FORMS
1. Amber Brown Goes Fourth - Danziger, Paula
2. Amber Brown is Feeling Blue - Danziger, Paula
3. Andy and Tamika - Adler, David A
4. Arthur and the Big Blow-Up - Krensky, Stephen.
5. Bud, Not Buddy - Curtis, Christopher Paul.
6. Cam Jansen: The First Day of School Mystery - Adler, David A.
7. Cam Jansen: The First Day of School Mystery - Adler, David A.
8. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective - Sobol, Donald J.,
9. Farmer Boy - Wilder, Laura Ingalls
10. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - Konigsburg,
11. Fudge-a-mania - Blume, Judy
12. Henry and Ribsy - Cleary, Beverly.
13. Julie of the Wolves - George, Jean Craighead.
14. Lily's Crossing - Giff, Patricia Reilly.
15. The Long Winter - Wilder, Laura Ingalls,
16. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH - O'Brien, Robert C.
17. The Mystery of the Stolen Bike - Krensky, Stephen.
18. The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo - Blume, Judy.
19. The Phantom Tollbooth - Juster, Norton,
20. Ralph S. Mouse - Cleary, Beverly
21. Ramona Quimby, age 8 - Cleary, Beverly
22. School Trouble for Andy Russell - Adler, David A
23. Superfudge - Blume, Judy.
24. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Blume, Judy.
4 & 5 BOOK REPORT PAPER FORMS
1. Baseball Turnaround - Christopher, Matt.
2. Brian's Hunt - Paulsen, Gary.
3. Finally - Mass, Wendy
4. Catch that Pass! - Christopher, Matt.
5. The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery - Buckey, Sarah Masters,
6. Dirt Bike Racer - Christopher, Matt.
7. Double Fudge - Blume, Judy
8. Farewell, My Lunchbag : From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko,
9. Football Nightmare - Hirschfeld, Robert,
10. The Giver - Lowry, Lois.
11. The Great Quarterback Switch - Christopher, Matt.
12. Hatchet - Paulsen, Gary
13. Henry and Beezus - Cleary, Beverly.
14. Small Steps - Sachar, Louis
15. Chasing Vermeer - Balliett, Blue
16. Joey Pigza Loses Control - Gantos, Jack
17. Johnny Tremain : A Novel for Old & Young - Forbes, Esther
18. Number the Stars - Lowry, Lois
19. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Taylor, Mildred D
20. Charlotte's Web - White, E. B.
21. A Single Shard - Park, Linda Sue.
22. Skateboard Renegade - Mantell, Paul.
23. Skateboard Tough - Christopher, Matt
24. This Gum for Hire: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private
25. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Speare, Elizabeth George
26. The Tale of Despereaux - DiCamillo, Kate
27. Gossamer - Lowny, Lois
4 & 5 BOOK REPORT PAPER FORMS