June 20th: Book Day!
For the first time in our history
every student, at every grade
level, will receive a book to take
home for the summer on the
first day of summer.
Before they even begin school, families signing up for
kindergarten will receive two books as gifts from Mrs.
Gebhardt and Mrs. Krops to read to their children as
they prepare for school!
Walnut Ridge: Kindergarteners going to 1st Grade
and 1st Graders going to Second Grade.
Using the Developmental Reading Assessment
for the levels that the child is reading on, the
children in kindergarten and first grade
choose on “Book Choice Day” two books on
reading level. Then, on another day the child
gets to choose three more books that are
“reach” or high interest books. All five books
are gifts that go home in a cool bag on June
20th – Vernon’s Book Day! Thanks to Mrs.
Gebhardt for her support of this program.
Rolling Hills and Cedar
USING THE DEVELOPMENTAL READING ASSESSMENT
AS AN INDICATOR OF PRESENT READING LEXILE
LEVELS, MRS. QUE AND MRS. WALKER WILL BE
SETTING UP A BOOK FAIR IN THEIR ROOMS AFTER
THE DRAS ARE OVER. USING THE ASSESSMENTS
FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK THEY WILL INSTRUCT
STUDENTS TO MAKE TWO CHOICES OF “ON-LEVEL”
READING BOOKS AND THREE “FOR FUN” CHOICES!
A BIG “THANK YOU” TO MR. SCHMIDT AND MR.
MUDRICK FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM!
In both Cedar Mountain and
Rolling Hills the principals have
agreed to have a contest with
their students. If 80% of all the
books given out (5 books per
student)are read and a signed
book log is returned then a “Fall
Fun Day” of literacy and games
will be awarded to each school.
Tales from “The Hollow:”
The exiting students from Cedar Mountain
and Rolling Hills are going to be greeted by
Mrs. Rostami, Mrs. Schiano, Ms. Sabia with
the book Wonder by RJ Palacio. This “one
book, one grade” moment is a first of its kind
for Lounsberry. The children will read the
book over the summer and prepare for the
first week of school with the summer reading
assignment. The assignment will ask them to
compare a character in the book to
themselves. Upon entering Lounsberry as a
new student they will, in their new
classes, introduce themselves by discussing
who they are most like in the novel. Thanks
to Dr. Stumper and Ms. Piszczek for their
funding of this project!
It is your choice: • For our incoming 6th graders there will be
a book fair in Mrs. Schiano’s library. The
children will come in with their language
arts teachers and learn through video
trailers and discussion about the genres
these five novels. They will then choose
their summer book. This event will
happen on June 20th. They will be
allowed to begin reading right there! At
the end of the day they take their gift
from Dr. Stumper and Mrs. Piszczek home
for the summer.
BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT
by Rob Buyea
BYSTANDER by James Preller
LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK
by Kristin Levine
TALL STORY by Candy Gourley
OUT OF MY MIND
by Sharon Draper
Future of Us by Jay
Berlin Boxing Club
by Share Now
Matched by Ally
by Marie Lu
HIPSTERS AND COOL GIRLS:
OMG! Five Books – 1 Choice!
There will be summer reading nights and book fairs in
Glen Meadow in June and July and Ms. Yost and Mrs.
Smaldone are entering the Glen Meadow students in
the Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge 2014.
Each student in Glen Meadow will be able to log their
reading minutes on-line which will count towards
beating the world record of 176,438,473 minutes. The
contest is from May 5th to September 5th. Books will
be chosen at the book fair and coming home June
Thanks to Dr. Anderson and Mr. Kosek for the gift of
Yeah, that’s right – Summer’s Here and the Reading is Easy!
Vernon Township High School Rocks the Summer Read!
• Eighth Grade into Ninth Grade
• The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
• Ninth Grade into Tenth Grade
• The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
• Tenth Grade into Eleventh Grade
• The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark
• Eleventh Grade into Twelfth Grade
•Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The high school will be loaning books to every student on every level. There will be
assessments, both informal and formal, at the outset of the new school year and
there will be a letter going home about the value of reading in the summer. The
Honors/AP students will be receiving more books and assignments as well. (And
where does this all this reading get us? Princeton, Cornell and Brown of course)
Thanks to Mr. Dunnigan who helped supply the extra books we
The Board of Education
Mr. Arlington and Dr. Maranzano
Our Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches
AND Our Wonderful Elementary, LA and
THANKS FOR THE
SUPPORT OF THIS
PROGRAM GOES TO:
From here . . .
To here . . .
For the first
receive a book
to take home
for the summer
on the first day