Medford Public SchoolsEnglish Language Arts Department Nicole S. Chiesa, Interim Director K-12
June 17, 2013Dear Parents and Guardians,Reading during the summer is an activity that benefits all students. This year, the district would like toencourage students to read over the summer months by recognizing their achievements when they returnto school. Participating students will be honored by their principal at the beginning of the school year. Inorder to document
reading, the district is providing a summer reading journal where studentswill record information for each book read. The content of the journal differs depending on the grade levelof the student.Participation in this summer reading program is encouraged, but optional. Guidelines for participation areas follows:1.
All students should use the journal provided.2.
In their journal, students entering grade 1 or 2 should list the title and author of the book and provide a connection to the text.3.
Students entering grade 3 or 4 should list the title and author of the book and provide a brief summary of the text in the journal provided. Please note that students entering grades 3 and 4should be recording chapter books only in this journal.4.
Students entering grade 5 should list the title and author of the book and provide both a brief summary and connection to the text in the journal provided. Please note that students enteringgrade 5 should be recording chapter books only in this journal.5.
Parents/Guardians must sign each journal page to indicate that students completed the work.Please feel free to attach additional sheets to this if more space is needed.
Students should bring theircompleted journals with them on the first day of school. Students will be recognized as follows:
Students entering Grades 1 & 2 Students entering Grades 3, 4, & 5 (chapter books only)
4 books = Bronze Award 2 books = Bronze Award6 books = Silver Award 4 books = Silver Award8+ books = Gold Award 6+ books = Gold Award
Medford Public Schools’ website for more information on this