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Keep ‘Cool’ With Pottsgrove’s Summer Reading

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Just as students in the Pottsgrove School District are basking in the steamy glow of summer vacation, and think they’re done with homework for awhile, its faculty members are reminding them it won’t be long until summer reading is due.

At the elementary schools …

The goal for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade during the 2017-2018 academic year is to polish off 100 or more books. The number of pages and book complexity varies by grade, but to be fully prepared for school when they return in late August teachers are suggesting elementary students read up to 20 books from among those listed in their class groups.

Reading lists for K-5 contain as many as 35 recommended books per grade. They can be found here, as well as recording sheets that help students track their progress. Parents must verify each book read.

At the middle school …

More is sought from Pottsgrove Middle School learners. The library has produced not one but two separate lists of suggestions for those in 6-8 grades; find them here, and here.

They include some science fiction classics from authors Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, and Orson Scott Card; several novels about problems with which teens can relate; and a self-help book that inspires, motivates, and helps organize young lives, “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”

And at the high school …

At Pottsgrove High, students in grades 9-12 are expected to complete creative or other projects on at least one book they’ve read, which will be due for submission by Sept. 11. Library Media Specialist Danielle Small’s suggested reading list, compiled from several sources, runs to 53 books that range in topic from science to U.S. Navy Seals, from evidence of evolution to the Medieval mindset, and from playing football to faking pregnancy.

Find the summer reading packet for the high school, here.

Small even makes making choices easy: she lists books not only by author, but by genre and summaries as well. There are several offerings parents will enjoy (maybe because they’ve been produced as popular movies you’ve already seen), and to save some cash Towne Book Store in Collegeville is offering a discount coupon on reading list purchases.

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