Research shows we all tend to learn more slowly in the summer. But some students do worse than simply slow down – they actually go into reverse and lose most of the reading skills they gained during the school year. Children who do not read over the summer tend to lose literacy skills while children who do read during the summer actually improve their reading ability. Summer learning losses accumulate over several years and are an important contributor to the achievement gap.
What is most important is that our students read.
JC Ellis Summer Reading, though not required, is highly recommended. Our lists contain suggestions for reading, it is not mandatory that you read the books listed. In addition to the suggested summer reading, we encourage students to read other books that simply interest them. If they like sports, read books on sports; if they like mysteries, read mysteries. For our summer reading list, click on RESOURCES in the top right banner. Scroll down and click on Summer Reading.
Please click next to the appropriate grade level to access the list.