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Summer Reading Program

Summer is a great time for your child to practice what he/she has learned throughout the school year.  There is no better activity for your child than to engage in reading for enjoyment.  Not only will your child discover the joy of being lost in a book, he/she will practice the many skills and strategies he/she has learned all year.


Teachers and other educators identify summer learning loss as a major challenge when starting off the new school year.  However, students who read over the summer return to school ready to continue their learning with little or no learning loss.   


Riverside High/Middle School English department has put together a summer reading list for each grade. This is to help us keep our students become life-long readers and to battle the summer slide. Any student who chooses to participate in the summer reading program will need to read at least 50% of the books on the list and then complete an Accelerated Reader Test over the book. When they return in the fall, we will be taking the participants for a fun afternoon of swimming, ice cream, and mini-golf to celebrate their awesome summer accomplishment!


Summer reading is meant to be enjoyable and we do not want students to have to struggle; we want reading to be fun and relaxing. The enclosed summer reading lists are meant to be guide for students and parents. The important thing is that students read, read, read!


Below are the reading lists for each grade level: