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Summer Reading

BLOOMFIELD READS!

Welcome to a summer of great reads!
We’re so excited for you to join us.  Use this web page to glean ideas for quality summer reading!  

WHY READ?

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.  It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
 -Kate DiCamillo

 

Bloomfield Hills Schools Reading Without Walls Challenge

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!

When you finish, take a photo of you and the book (or just the book if you’re shy) and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BHSReadingWithoutWalls. You’ll inspire others to do the same!


Create your own Reading Project

Below are a list of questions you might ask your children to set their own summer reading and writing goals...

  • What is your reading or writing goal?
  • What materials will you need?
  • How will you share this work with others?
  • How much time will you make each day to read or write?
  • How will you know when you’re finished with this project?
  • What other projects do you want to do?

Bloomfield Hills Schools Reads!

Bloomfield Hills Schools Writes!


Note to Parents/Guardians: While this webpage provides some reading suggestions for our students, parents and guardians should determine if the books listed are appropriate for their families.

Resources

The Importance of Reading

Summer Reading Survey