View this wonderful student-created video: Why is it Important to Read Over the Summer? This was created by Mrs. Dierolf’s 5th-grade literacy class to learn why skipping out on summer reading is never a good choice!
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is a wonderful resource to discover summer book suggestions for 2022 as well as other engaging selections that represent a variety of cultures, graphic novels, gender identities, and social justice.
2023 Master List Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Illinois Children’s Choice Award
Students in grades 4-8 in Illinois have voted these books/authors as the most outstanding!
Imaginationsoup.net regularly updates book list recommendations based on genre and age levels of readers from elementary to high school.
Did you know that even though the Central School’s library is closed over the summer students can still check out ebooks? Click here to be connected to Destiny Discover where students can find new books by genre/topic and explore books before e-checking them out.
Did you know that the Glencoe Public Library has EARLY READERS color-coded to help your child find books at their independent reading level?
GREEN DOTS- Are for beginning readers that need help with reading. Level Range- A-C
RED DOTS- Are for independent readers that still need some support. Level Range- D-F
BLUE DOTS- Are for independent readers that can read silently on their own. Level Range- G-I
YELLOW DOTS- Are for students reading early chapter books. Level Range- J- M
As your child progresses through the grade levels you will hear a lot about your child’s reading fluency development from their classroom teacher. Click the link below for information about Reading Fluency and ways to help your child at home.
Take this quick survey to determine your child’s current stage of reading development. This is a useful tool for identifying reading areas to develop with your child at home.
Are you looking for some fun ways to help your child develop their reading skills using simple leveled books?
Before reading the book- The Picture Walk:
Going on a simple picture walk with your child, before reading the book can stimulate their natural curiosity and spark an interest in the story. By taking a picture walk with your child you are activating their prior knowledge of the book’s topic, discussing new vocabulary words that may be difficult for them to read and basic story structure. Taking a picture walk is as simple as flipping through the book, page by page, without reading any of the words. ... More
Students in grades 5-8 are administered the MAP Growth three times during the school year- fall, winter, and spring. Unlike the paper-and-pencil tests, where all students are asked the same questions, MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test that adjusts the level of difficulty—based on the responses provided. District 35 uses MAP Growth data to track student growth from fall to spring, annually, and over longer periods of time. MAP Growth data is also used to set appropriate instructional goals for individual students. You can use the Lexile Range shared on your child’s MAP report to set a starting place for book selection.... More
Fluency is the ability to read words accurately, with expression, and at the appropriate rate.
This site includes several read aloud stories. (Grades K-3)
Action-packed colorfully illustrated read aloud stories. (Grades K-4)
Reading with parents and family members at home is one of the most important parts of a child’s literacy development. Even as your child grows older and becomes more independent, reading together at home can continue to be an engaging and meaningful experience. For specific tips on reading with your child at home throughout grades K-8, click on the link below. Tips_for_Reading_with_Your_Child_at_Home.pdf