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5th Grade Summer Reading Requirements
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Monday, July 03, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Requirements

Upcoming 5th Grade Students


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):


Greetings from C.E. Hanna School!  Summer time is upon us, and another school year has come and gone.  The 5th Grade ELA teachers at Hanna would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of continuing to read during the summer months.  Did you know that months away from school could result in a loss of previously learned skills and reading fluency rates?  Studies have shown that children who read over the summer do better academically when school starts back in the fall.  In order to help combat this “summer slide,” the ELA teachers at CEH have implemented a summer reading requirement for upcoming 5th grade students.  With your cooperation and support, we feel confident that we can help every student reach his/her potential of becoming an avid reader both for pleasure and academic success.


EVERY student entering FIFTH grade is required to read Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar.  During the first full week of school in August, students will be held accountable for their reading by taking a test, completing station activities, and/or completing a project.  Other assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher. Please note the assignments WILL BE GRADED and WILL AFFECT the overall average of the first nine weeks of school. 


We are notifying public libraries and local bookstores of our selection, but you may also choose to download a copy, order online, borrow from a friend, etc.  Students will NOT need a hard copy of the book to bring to class.  Students new to C.E. Hanna will have two weeks to read the assigned book before being given the assessment.


In closing, we would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and for understanding that reading is a LIFELONG skill, and just like any other skill, it takes practice in order to improve.



CEH 5th Grade ELA Teachers

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