Summer Reading

Pollard's 2020 Summer Reading Program

image books in grass

Summer reading is important for all students, for it fosters a lifelong love of reading and helps students to maintain the gains in reading comprehension skills they make during the school year.  For this reason, we expect all rising 7th and 8th graders to read at least two books over the summer. 

All rising 7th grade students should read Refugee by Alan Gratz, our all school read, and at least one other book of the student's choosing.  
Rising 7th Grade Slide Show 

All rising 8th grade students should choose two books to read over the summer since they have already read Refugee during remote learning
Rising 8th Grade Slide Show 

See below for more information.

One School, One Book 2020 
Refugee by Alan Gratz

cover of Refugee by Alan Gratz

Personal Choice Books  

While Pollard students are expected to read at least two books over the summer, we encourage you to read more! 

Below are suggestions for books to appeal to a wide range of readers; however, students can read any books they'd like and do not have to choose from these lists

The suggested book list is available in two formats below, along with the family letter and sign off sheet that Mrs. Bibbo sent to parents.  

Visual recommendation list by genre
Category list with links to Goodreads reviews
Parent letter and sign off sheet 

We have most of the books in the Pollard library, and some will be at High Rock. The Needham Free Library also has this list. Students who are interested will be able to check out books for summer reading when their cluster is assigned a time during the last week of school.  More details will be coming soon on that. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.   

Happy Summer, and Happy Reading!   
Ms. Doherty
Pollard teacher-librarian

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