Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017
Read All About It!!

Summer Reading…

Read All About It!

Summer reading has become a very important activity for the students of Gloucester City. Because of district concern for our students’ reading abilities, which are reflected in their classwork and standardized test scores, the district has summer reading requirements for all grade levels.


For students entering 1st grade in September our school has a list of suggested summer reading titles that you should read with your child. Please read as many of the suggested books as possible with your child during the summer vacation. Young children need to see their parents reading and to read with them as well.


For rising second grade and third grade students, your child will chose one book as required reading. Your child will bring this book home in the next two weeks. Be advised that the book your child brings home MUST be returned in good condition in September, or you will be required to pay for its replacement. These students will also be required to do a project or book report to show they read and understood the book the book they chose. This project should be returned to school by the end of the first full week of school and will count as one language classwork grade for the first marking period.


For more information regarding the titles of the books assigned to each grade level and the requirements for projects/assessments please refer to the links at the bottom of this page.


We cannot stress enough the importance of the development of students’ reading ability. In today’s modern world, reading is the key to success in every aspect of life. The Gloucester City school system is committed to doing everything possible to build our students’ reading abilities, but we must have the help and commitment of parents in order to do so effectively. Students need to read during the summer and not “take a vacation” from this crucial skill. It is also a good idea to encourage your child to read other books (especially those on the suggested reading lists) on his or her own as well.


We thank you in advance for you cooperation. If you have any questions, you may call the school office at 456-7000, ext. 3150 or the district’s curriculum office at ext. 1550.


For Information for summer reading for each grade please click on the following links

Students Entering 1st Grade

Students Entering 2nd Grade

Students Entering 3rd Grade