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OJRSD Summer Reading Information

June 2019

Dear Parents,

We hope all families are enjoying their summer.  Although we know that our students relish the thought of less structure and more time for other fun activities, we also know that they need to be encouraged to continue to build their reading stamina.  Reading researchers have found that independent reading has a positive effect on not only fluency and reading rate, but also on vocabulary acquisition.  Learning and expanding their vocabulary helps students strengthen background knowledge and enables them to comprehend more challenging texts. 

To that end, we want to encourage reading volume this summer, over reports or projects.  Students will track their “minutes read” using the attached calendars, and then total their summer reading minutes on the summary form.   The entire packet is to be returned to next year’s homeroom teacher during the first week of school.   We are encouraging our rising first and second grade students to read 20 minutes each day, our rising third and fourth grade students to read 30 minutes each day and our rising fifth and sixth grade students to read 45 minutes each day.    All students returning the reading calendar and summary will be recognized.  

CLICK HERE for the summer reading log.

Please help your child in his/her literacy journey by creating time, space and opportunities to read.   The Spring City Library and the Henrietta Hankin Library are both local branches of the Chester County Library System that are available to all Chester County residents.   Some of our own teachers will be participating as “guest” readers at the Spring City library on Mondays and Fridays during the month of July.  Your child will love seeing East Coventry faculty and you can take the opportunity to learn about all that these institutions offer!

Above all, have a wonderful, safe summer full of lots of memories! 

We’ll see you in the fall.


The East Coventry Faculty