June 2015Welcome to the Summer Reading program for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in the Greenwich Public Schools.Our summer reading program is designed to help our students understand the following:• Reading can be an enjoyable pastime.• People read for pleasure, not just to acquire information.• Reading is a skill that improves with practice.• Reading can be a family activity; families in which parents read inspire children to read.• Reading is fundamental in providing a solid basis for academic achievement.The chief feature of the program is the choice it offers students. Past programs told students which titles to read for their independent reading. The present program suggests a wide variety of authors whose works students should be encouraged to investigate. Authors are listed on this website by genre , reading level , and also alphabetically . Any Greenwich Reads Together selection, Nutmeg, Newbery, Printz, ALEX, Coretta Scott King Medal winner or Honor book on your appropriate reading level may also be read. Those links are listed on the Recommended Books page. To help students who would like more specific suggestions, the six middle school media specialists have also created a series of "top ten" lists of favorite titles, organized by genre, with a brief summary of each book. As you can see from the assignment information, the program is a required one. The emphasis of the assignments and the evaluation process is on making sure that students understand the books they read and discover that books can be relevant to their own lives. Your support of the Summer Reading program is greatly appreciated.
Fran Kompar, Library/Media Program Coordinator
Antoinette Fornshell, Language Arts Program Coordinator
Central, Eastern and Western Middle School Media Specialists,
English/Language Arts Teachers and Reading Specialists
2015 Middle School
Greenwich Public Schools • Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Questions, comments and author suggestions may be emailed to Mrs. Karen Ball, EMS Media Specialist, at Karen_Ball@greenwich.k12.ct.us