Why should students read during the summer?
The purpose of the PWCPS Summer Reading Program is to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills. Students:
- Build their vocabulary
- Develop their reading skills
- Enjoy new stories
- Learn new information
- Receive extra credit
What are the requirements?
This is a voluntary program. Students who participate are required to complete a minimum number of readings:
Grades K-2, read 5 books
Grades 3-5, read 3 books
Grades 6-12, read 2 books
How do students document their reading?
Grades K - 4 students complete a list of books read. The documentation is to include author, title, and a parent or guardian statement that the student completed the reading.
Grades 5 - 12 students provide the author, title, publishing information, and an explanation of the general topic or plot of the book along with a parent or guardian statement that the student has completed the reading.
Follow the format example:
Hovius, Christopher. The Best You Can Be: A Teen’s Guide to Fitness and Nutrition.
Broomall: Mason Crest, 2005. Print.
Students May Use the Prince William Public Library Summer Reading Programs:
Students who participate in the Prince William Public LibrarySummer Program - Kids (grades k-5) or the Summer Program - Teens (Middle & High School Students) may use the documentation provided by the library. However students should read the number of books that has been designated for their grade level:
Grades K-3 read 5 books
Grades 3-5 read 3 books
Grades 6-12 read 2 books
What is meant by extra credit
Students in Grades K-2 who read a minimum of five books will receive an extra S+ for each book completed, for a total of five.
Students in Grades 3-5 who read a minimum of three books will receive an extra A (100) for each book completed, for a total of three.
Students in Grades 6-12 who read a minimum of two books will receive an extra A (100) for each book completed, for a total of two.