American Library Associationhttp://www.ala.org/alsc/booklists
The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations lists, and related services.
Scholastic Summer Reading Recommendations
Scholastic offers several book lists for all ages. These book lists contain a variety of genres, including non fiction and series books.
From the brilliant mind of author Jon Sciesczka, Guys Read mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Browse the fantastic selection of recommended reading for boys
Are you looking for some just-right reading books to help your child’s reading progress during the lazy days of summer? On your child’s report card his or her teacher has indicated an independent reading level using the Fountas and Pinnell Reading system. This system, also known as Guided Reading, was developed by two renowned teaching specialists, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas, in the late 1990s and is being used in classrooms around the world.
How does Fountas and Pinnell (Guided Reading) work?
Throughout the school year, Lafayette teachers have used Guided Reading in small-group instruction and for independent reading. When your child enters a new grade he or she is assessed and assigned a guided reading level based on word-knowledge, comprehension, and fluency. The levels range alphabetically from A to Z, with level A representing the lowest level and level Z the highest. This allows your child’s teacher to work closely with students to help them become better readers by introducing them to increasingly challenging books while meeting the varying instructional needs of each child in the room through guided reading. Your child’s teacher reassess student’s Fountas and Pinnell reading level several times throughout the school year and the most recent report card indicates their current level. Click here to learn more about what each text level looks like.
How do I find books at my child’s reading level that he/she will enjoy?
Let’s begin to answer this question by thinking about how we, as adults, choose books. We select our reading material based on interest, genre, content, characters, authors, and recommendations ! We encourage our Lafayette students to choose books for the same reasons, yet we guide them in selecting “just- right” books. Here are some links that will help you to guide your child into finding “just-right” books.
Levels A-K examples
Levels L - Z examples
Text Level Indicators
Mrs. Kelley and I are also hosting the Lafayette Summer Book Club which meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:30. We love helping kids to find “just-right” reading books!
Also, visit our Lafayette Library/Technology website to get more summer reading recommendations!
Enjoy your summer,
Lafayette Librarian/Enrichment Coordinator