Summer Reading Reading never Stops

Top Five Tips to Support Summer Reading

  • Choice Matters:┬áThe book that your child wants to read is the best book to read right now.
  • Celebrate Text: Let your child choose their preferred form/genre of what they read - graphic novels / magazine and newspaper articles / cookbooks / audiobooks / nonfiction - it all counts
  • Make Time: Set aside time devoted to reading. Every day.
  • Model Reading: Show by example your own love of reading. Share what you are reading and why.
  • Read Together: Center family activities around reading.

Family Reading Activities

  • Talk about what you're reading. You don't have to be reading the same book to have a book discussion. Here are some questions to help start the discussion.
  • Read together. Whether you are silently reading in the same room, or whether you're reading a book aloud, it's more fun to do it together.
  • Share an audiobook. It's a great way to pass the time in the car, in the kitchen, or just hanging out in the backyard.
  • Celebrate reading. Find new ways to share what you're reading: make a book trailer video / send book recommendations to family and friends / use social media to share what you're reading and loving / draw sidewalk chalk book recommendations

Summer Reading Resources

  • Middle School Summer Reading Programs / OBOB, ORCA, and Project Lit lists / Sora Access
  • High School Summer Reading Programs / OBOB , ORCA and Project Lit lists / Sora Access
  • Online Reading Resources - How to access BSD online resources: Newsela / TeachingBooks / Epic
  • WCCLS Youth Access Card - every BSD student has access to public library services like Kanopy Streaming Video / eBooks [Libby/Sora] / Tumblebooks / Mango Languages

Reading Lists

Additional Summer Reading Resources

Created by

Kacy Smith Paterson - Language Arts and Literacy TOSA

And Jen Blair - District Librarian

Beaverton School District