Why You Should Read This Summer
Students who don't read over the summer experience "summer reading loss." That's right--kids don't just feel like they've forgotten some of what they've learned--they actually do forget it. At Lake Norman Charter we want to encourage students to read whatever they want, which helps instill a love of reading for recreation. Studies show that kids who read for fun often out-perform kids who don't in school. On this page we have various lists of suggestions of what to read plus some websites that offer many reading suggestions to teens. Remember, it's not so important WHAT they are reading, but rather just to develop a habit. Sometimes it helps to choose a book and read it as a family. Another idea is to read a book, see the movie and discuss the changes. For really reluctant readers, try graphic novels or magazines.
Check back here and I'll let you know what I've been reading!
Have a great summer--HAPPY READING!!
Great Sources for Reading Suggestions
Try some of the websites for ideas of things to read. There's more out there than just your current favorites. Try something new!
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books (6-8) provides a list of 27 books. This list from the statewide program is a little bit of everything: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction and much more.
Battle of the Books for 5th grade is a list of 11 books chosen for our in-house 5th grade program.
For more information on both of these programs click on the tabs at the top of the page.