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Summer Reading

Cambridge Public Schools are supporting Cambridge Public Library’s summer reading programs; grades JK- 4, “Dig into Reading” and grades 5-8, “us, reading”. Students received materials from school to take home regarding these programs.

Cambridge Public Library book lists for children
Cambridge Public Library
Enhance Cambridge Public Library Summer Reading with Teachingbooks.net

Resources for Grades K - 5

Grades K - 5 Summer Reading Expectations
For Baldwin School: Summer Reading Letter
For Dr. MLK School: Summer Reading Log | Suggested Book List
For Graham & Parks School: Summer Reading Goal Tracker | Practice Calendars: July | August
For Kennedy-Longfellow: Summer Learning Letter | Summer Reading Log

Resources for Grades 6 - 8

Grades 6 - 8 Upper Schools Summer Reading Log
Grades 6 - 8 Summer Reading Expectations

Resources for Grades 9 - 12

Grades 9 - 12 2013 CRLS Summer Reading Brochure
Grade 9 The Contender Guided Reading Questions: DOC | PDF)
The Contender Double-Entry Journal & Directions: DOC | PDF
Grade 10 The Absolute True Diary Reading Companion Sheet with Evidence-Collection Sheet: DOC | PDF
Grade 11 The Namesake Socratic Seminar Questions
The Namesake Guided Reading Questions
Grade 12 The Kite Runner Assessment Questions: DOC | PDF
The Kite Runner
Historical/Cultural Context
AP English AP Summer Reading Student Letter: DOC | PDF
AVID 2013 AVID Summer Reading Initiative Project: PDF | DOC
2013 AVID Summer Freshman Reading Assignment

Family and Book Friendly Links

International Children’s Library
Read ebooks for 3-13 year olds in over 70 languages!

Juvenile Series and Sequels
Can’t remember what book comes next in a series or how many books in a series? This database can help.

Massachusetts Center for the Book
Check out the “Must Read” books for adults and kids.

Storyline Online
Hear members of the Screen Actors Guild read aloud from classic children’s books.

Create your Own
Myths and Legends
Create your own myth or legend  by writing one, recording audio or creating a video. Also read classic versions of British myths and legends.

StoryBird
“Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print.”

Additional Resources

American Library Association Award Winners

Association of Library Service to Children's Summer Reading Lists
(Division of American Library Association)

Guys Read

Horn Book Summer Reading List

Massachusetts Children's Book Award 2014 List

Massachusetts K-12 Schools Summer Reading Lists, created and maintained by Ethel Downey, Newton South High School

Reading Rockets: The Big Read

Reading Rockets: Books by Theme

Read Kiddo Read

Summer Reading Lists Around the Web

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