Summer Reading Information
The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department is once again partnering with Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries and Marietta City Schools for our summer reading programs! The theme this year is “Every Hero has a Story” for grades K-5 and “Unmask” for grades 6-12. The public libraries are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!
In lieu of reading logs, our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! With your help, we can do it.
As kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories written by bestselling authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.
McClure students will receive their log-in information the week of May 11th. Rising 6th graders will receive their log-in information from their elementary schools. When school begins in the fall, teachers will be given a report with their students’ minutes logged. These minutes will be recorded as one of the first language arts grades of the 2015-2016 school year. We are suggesting that students read and log one to two hours a week.
You can learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at scholastic.com/summer.
If your child forgets his or her summer reading username, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
Summer Reading Suggestions
The books on the attached reading lists are merely suggestions. Our students may read any age- and level-appropriate book(s), magazine(s), and/or website(s) of their choice. Please keep in mind that some content may be too mature for younger readers and therefore parental discretion is advised. See your public librarian for alternate titles, series, and authors as needed. Another great resource is http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/.
- Helen Ruffin Reading List for Middle School 2015
- Suggested Summer Reading List for Middle School 2015
“Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading. Stop them reading what they enjoy or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like – the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian ‘improving’ literature – you’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and, worse, unpleasant.” –Neil Gaiman