Students often lose ground academically during summer months. Reading can help prevent this loss. That is why we are promoting the Handley Middle School Olympic Achiever Summer Reading Program. The Summer Reading Program is designed to challenge, motivate and engage students to help them get the practice research shows they need during their time away from school, to teach students that reading can be an enjoyable past time and to show that reading is necessary for students to succeed in school and beyond.
How it works:
Students are to read a minimum of four novels during the summer months. Students can read any novel they would like as long as it is on grade-level. Our program suggests a wide variety of authors whose works students should be encouraged to investigate. Any Nutmeg, Newbery, Coretta Scott King Medal winner, Blue Bonnet, or any book on your appropriate reading level may also be read. These links will be listed on the Recommended Books page on the Handley Middle School website.
Students may use the Summer Reading log to help them keep track of their thoughts as they read. Although not required, extra points will be given to for each completed organizer. During the first two weeks of school, students are to bring their parent/guardian sign off sheet to their English Language Arts teacher for extra credit and take an AR test for points. Points will also be applied for each participant to go towards the grade level school wide reading challenge (4 books =4 points, 3books =3 points etc.).