Dear GLCPS Students and Families,
Global Learning Charter Public School encourages students and families to continue to read during the summer months. Many studies have shown that students tend to experience the “summer slide” which is a slow-down in reading abilities, accuracy, vocabulary, and focus. The summer slide can cause students to be less prepared for the next school year. Students who do not read over the summer often feel left behind and struggle to keep up with their peers. Students who DO read during the summer tend to start ahead and stay ahead. We want EVERY student to have the same chance for success from the first day!
In an effort to reduce the gap, GLCPS has implemented required summer reading for ALL students. Please make sure to have the books read prior to the first day of school.
REQUIRED SUMMER READING GUIDELINES FOR GRADE 5 and MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 5-8)
Choose two books at an appropriate reading level to read over the summer. We encourage you to visit your local library to choose books you will enjoy. You will need a composition notebook to use as a journal to answer the questions in this packet. Answer the questions included on the attached file for MS Summer Reading Activities. Write your responses for each book that you read over the summer in your reading journal. When you return to school in August, be prepared to write a one-page report on one of the books you have read, and present to your class.This report will be based on your journal entries that you wrote during the summer. These reports will be due within the first two weeks of school.
REQUIRED SUMMER READING GUIDELINES FOR HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)
- Students in 9-12 English classes must read TWO (2) reading level appropriate books of choice. We encourage you to check the local library to find these!
- Students must complete at least FIVE (5) journals responding to the prompts on the attached file for HS Summer Reading Assignment. These journal entries can be typed or handwritten.
If you have any questions about summer reading, please feel free to contact GLCPS. Have a safe, enjoyable, and fun summer!