This year due to the recent hardships we have experienced, we will not have graded summer assignments.  In order to prevent the loss of skills, the district has created a summer reading plan. Please see the document for the required reading title for each grade level. These titles are available through TumbleBooks. The link is listed below. There is also a list of activities in which students will choose one to complete. Aside from these required titles, we still encourage students to continue reading and practicing mathematics skills through other resources. Several programs will remain available to students for a portion of the summer.  For instance, students may continue to use i-Ready, Reflex, MyOn, and Axis360 for the portion of the summer they are available. Please see the link below for additional reading resources. 


All of the titles listed below are available on Tumblebooks at this link: http://read.dadeschools.net/indexes.html

First Grade: Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

Second Grade: Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo

Third Grade: A Bee In Your Ear by Frieda Wishinsky

Fourth Grade: Blast to the Past: Ben Franklin’s Fame by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon

Fifth Grade: Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine 

Activities for First and Second Grade (Students will choose one):

  • Create a comic strip to summarize the book you have read.
  • Create a poster about the book using one or two of the following media: finger- paint, watercolors, crayons, chalk, real materials. Write one to three sentences to explain your visual representation.
  • Create a puppet, finger puppet or draw a portrait about your favorite character. Write a sentence or two of what your character would say to the author.
  • Cut out magazine pictures to make a collage or poster illustrating the central idea or theme of the book. Add descriptive words to convey the central idea or theme of the book.
  • Write a friendly letter to the main character asking questions and reacting to the events in the story. 

Activities for Third-Fifth Grade (Students will choose one):

  • Use i-Movie or another video platform to create a book trailer advertising your book so someone else will want to read it. 
  • Create a collage with words and pictures around central idea, theme or characters in the book. 
  • Write a character diary. Write at least five journal entries as if you were the main character in the story. Write down events that happen and reflect on how they affected the character and why. 
  • Create a timeline using drawings, magazine cutouts, pictures and labels to show the main events, and how these events contribute to the meaning of the text. 
  • Design a poster using multiple print or digital sources to advertise your book. Be creative…use details…elaborate…use color! Try to make it 3-D or movable.