• Welcome to Driscoll Summer Reading & Resources!

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    This page is your one stop shop for Driscoll Summer Reading! It is full of great resources to keep you reading and thinking this summer.

    Please scroll through this entire page to see what is expected for each grade level for reading and the paperwork that should be returned in the fall.

    General Resources

      • Brookline Summer Reading-downloadable Summer Reading Lists and Resources (including audiobooks and ebooks) from the Public Schools of Brookline.
      • Summer Reading Bingo - a fun reading challenge.  Required for students entering first through third grade, but a great activity for all students.
      • Summer Reading Log - required for students entering grades four through eight.
      • Summer Writing Bingo -keep writing this summer with a bingo sheet of writing ideas. 
      • Public Library of Brookline Summer Reading Programscheckout the great summer reading program going on this summer at the Public Library.  Please note, this program is separate from the Driscoll School reading requirements. 

     

    Keep scrolling to see the reading requirements for each grade level!

     

     

    Driscoll Summer Reading Requirements by Grade Level


    Entering Kindergarten 

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    We are excited for the 2018-19 school year with our incoming Kindergarteners! Over the summer we encourage families to read alphabet books and kindergarten books with their children to prepare them for a wonderful school year of learning.  The Entering PK/K/1 Brookline Summer Reading List has a great selection of books to choose from.  We look forward to hearing about your child's favorite book on their first day of Kindergarten!

    PK/K/1 Summer Reading List


    Entering 1st Summer Reading Requirements

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    We are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year with our incoming first graders!  Over the summer we hope that you keep exercising your reading muscles to become an even stronger reader.  Please use the Summer Reading Bingo game board to record all of the different books you read with your family and bring it with you on the first day of school.  Your goal is to complete five in a row but challenge yourself to even get a double bingo. We can't wait to hear about your favorite book on the first day of first grade!

    Entering PK/K/1 Summer Reading List

    Summer Reading Bingo


    Entering 2nd Summer Reading Requirements 

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    Incoming second graders should play Summer Reading Bingo. Once you get five in a row, challenge yourself to complete more squares and grow yourself as a reader!  Please bring your bingo card in by September 14th. We can’t wait to hear all about the interesting and informative books you chose to read. Happy reading! :)

    Entering Grades 2/3 Summer Reading List

    Summer Reading Bingo


    Entering 3rd Grade Summer Reading Requirements

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    Play Summer Reading Bingo!  Incoming third graders should complete at least one row of Summer Reading Bingo and bring the bingo card in on the first day of school.  Students completing more than one row will receive a prize! Be sure to look at the Grades 3 and 4 Summer Reading List, browse books in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!

    Entering Grades 2/3 Summer Reading List

    Summer Reading Bingo


    Entering 4th Summer Reading Requirements

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    In 4th grade, students read many different genres of books. We want to get you ready for this with your Summer Reading choices. Please read at least five books this summer, including:

    1. Frindle, by Andrew Clements. Read independently, listen to an audio version, or enjoy as a family read aloud. 
    2. One biography or historical fiction. We recommend the Who Was/Who Is series (aka the “Big Head” biographies) and the I Survived… series by Lauren Tarshis.  This is an age-appropriate series that relates the stories of an historic event through the eyes of a child eyewitness. You can also ask a librarian for ideas at your local library.
    3. Non-fiction. Any informational book, magazine or article about a topic that interests you.
    4. Traditional Literature. A folktale or fairytale of your choice.
    5. Student Choice. Read something you would like.  Follow a series you enjoy, or try something new. Check out the Grade 4/5 Summer Reading List for suggestions.

    Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read.  Bring the log to your teacher on the first day of school.   You can also try the Summer Reading Bingo, although this is not required

    Summer Reading Log

    Entering Grades 4/5 Summer Reading List


    Entering 5th Summer Reading Requirements

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    Incoming 5th graders should read at least 5 books this summer.  At least ONE of your choices MUST be from the Grades 4 & 5 Brookline Summer Reading List.  For the remaining books, choose books you will like. Look at the Summer Reading List, browse in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!

    Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read.  Bring the log to your teacher on the first day of school.   You can also try the Summer Reading Bingo, although this is not required.

    Summer Reading Log

    Entering Grades 4/5 Summer Reading List


     Entering 6th Summer Reading Requirements

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    Incoming 6th graders should read at least 5 books this summer.  One book must be by Alan Gratz, who will be a visiting author at Driscoll in the fall.  At least two of your choices must be from the Grade 6 Brookline Summer Reading List. For the remaining books, choose books you will like.  Look at the Summer Reading List, browse books in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!


    Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read.  Bring your signed Reading Log along with your favorite book to share on the first day of school.

    Entering 6th Grade Summer Reading List

    Summer Reading Log

    Alan Gratz website


    Entering 7th and 8th Summer Reading Requirements

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    Incoming 7th and 8th graders should read at least 5 books this summer.  One book must be by Alan Gratz, who will be a visiting author at Driscoll in the fall. At least TWO of your choices MUST be from the Grade 7 and 8 Brookline Summer Reading List.  At least ONE book MUST be non-fiction (it does not have to be from the Summer Reading List).  For the remaining books, choose books you will like. Look at the Summer Reading List, browse books in your library, and follow authors and ideas that interest you!


    Please use the Summer Reading Log to keep track of the books you read.  Bring your signed Reading Log along with your favorite book to share on the first day of school.

    Entering Grades 7/8 Summer Reading List

    Summer Reading Log

    Alan Gratz website