Summer reading lists for 2013 are below. Please note that the book fair will take place at the Barnes and Noble in Concord on June 4 and 5. If you would like to order your books in advance, please do so by having your child come to the library to fill out a summer reading order form and give a check (made out to GVMS) or cash to Miss Gress by May 10. Miss Gress will pick up the books during the book fair and bring them to the students at school by June 6.
Here are the summer reading lists for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8.
Please read the following explanation of the summer reading program.
The goal of all reading instruction is to help students become lifelong learners who love to read. To achieve this goal, students must devote substantial time to reading literature. During the summer months, all middle-school students will be required to continue reading independently.
Again, we will be using the Accelerated Reader for the assessment of summer reading. The Accelerated Reader program has established a point value for each book. Listed below is the total number of points at each academic level that will be the student’s goal to achieve by the end of the summer. Students must read two books and are encouraged to read as many books as possible in order to reach their goal.
Enrichment – minimum of 12 points
Level One – minimum of 9 points
Level Two – minimum of 6 points
A test score of 100% is needed to earn the maximum number of points for each book. Partial points are awarded for less-than-perfect scores. Accelerated Reader, however, awards no points for test scores of 50% or less. (Example – A 90% test score on a 10-point book yields 9 points, a 60% test score on a 10-point book yields 6 points, but a 50% test score on a 10-point book yields 0 points.)
The total number of Accelerated Reader points earned will be converted to a test score to be included in your child’s first-marking-period English grade.
The lists are accessible above. Please select books from the list that are tailored to your child’s academic level for the 2012-2013 school year. No points will be credited for a test taken on a book that is not on your child’s summer reading list.
Accelerated Reader testing will take place in the Garnet Valley Middle School computer lab on the first floor. Students may come to any of the posted times. Please note that each test will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and students may take more than one test in a session.
Times and dates for testing are below:
Monday, June 24 3:00-5:00
Tuesday, July 9 12:00-2:00
Thursday, July 11 6:00-8:00
Wednesday, July 17 3:00-5:00
Thursday, July 18 12:00-2:00
Tuesday, Jul 23 6:00-8:00
Wednesday July 31 6:00-8:00
Thursday, August 1 12:00-2:00
Monday, August 5 6:00-8:00
Tuesday, August 6 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, August 14 12:00-2:00
Thursday, August 15 3:00-5:00
Tuesday, August 20 3:00-6:00
Wednesday, August 21 12:00-3:00
Thursday, August 22 5:00-8:00