Don’t forget to check out Central’s CLC Fun & Interesting SItes for book recommendations that are just right for your middle schooler. Included in the list are the Rebecca Caudill winners which are voted on by 4th through 8th graders throughout Illinois. Scroll to the bottom of the Book Recommendations page for more links to websites that can help you find more great book choices.
Have you ever heard of the summer slide? Are you being diligent about encouraging your child to read over the summer? Please watch this video (created by Mrs. DIerolf’s 5th grade class ‘16-’17) about the importance of summer reading and how much of an impact it has on our students’ success.
student created video
This interactive current events app features five high-interest news stories from around the world every day. Colorful photographs, interactive maps, video snippets, and a “read-to-me” option add to the fun! The news stories are child appropriate and best suited for children between the ages of 7-12. They are from serious to just plain wacky! Kids will look forward to reading their news everyday!
Epic is an all you can read ebook library that kids can use to read from any device! It offers a huge array of titles as well as a variety of options for keeping track of reading stats, like time spent... More
When it comes to engaging your child with reading, we know the importance of choice. We know that when children can select the books they want to read, with topics in which they are truly interested, they are more likely not only to read them, but also to understand and to reflect upon them. With that in mind, we are delighted to bring to you the 2017 Choices Reading Lists—Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adults’ Choices. These highly anticipated lists come just in time, whether you’re looking to squeeze in some summer reading with your children, or to build up your... More
Students in grades 5-8 are administered the Star Reading Assessment two times during the school year- September and February. One of the purposes of the assessment is to identify your child’s Lexile level. A Lexile score is like a thermometer, except rather than measuring temperature, the Lexile Framework measures a text’s complexity and a reader’s skill level. Books can be found within your child’s lexile range at Lexile.com. Ask your child’s reading teacher for more details about your child’s lexile.
Read the article Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide from education.com, to find out how you can help your child this summer.
Keeping Kids Off the Summer Slide
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
**Watch this short video on how to help your child use the 5 Finger Rule for selecting books at his/her independent reading level.
During the summer it is important to provide your child access to high interest books at his/her independent reading level. Included below are links to books at independent reading levels C to Z. Many of these books are at the public library or the bookstore. Please check with their classroom teacher if you do not know your child’s independent reading level.
Leveled Book List- C to I
Leveled Book List- H to M
Leveled Book List- L to P
Leveled Book List- O to T
Leveled Book List- S to W
Leveled Book List- V to Z
Motivate your child to read this summer by choosing books and activities based on their personal interests. For students in grades K-2.