Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

The Governor's Summer Reading

Summer 2019

Please stay tuned to find out what the new challenge will be for Summer 2019!

Theme for Summer 2018
Libraries Rock!

libraries rock
Each year students at Deep River Elementary School participate in the CT Governor Reading Challenge. This program sponsored the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Governor's office is meant to encourage and support students' engagement in reading over the summer months. Students at DRES that participate in the Summer Reading Challenge can turn their materials into our school librarian in the Fall when they return to school and can earn an additional recess with other students who have participated in the Challenge. Furthermore, supporting students in participating in this challenge will help prepare students in their upcoming school year, but will also ensure that they do not regress in terms of their reading abilities over the summer.
Finally, it is meant to be fun for their own personal enjoyment. As all reading should be!

LIbrary reading

All students received materials at school to participate in the 2017 CT Governor Reading Challenge. However should students need an additional copy of any of the reading lists, please click the links below which will provide you access to the all the materials should students need additional copies.

CT Governor's Summer Reading Challenge Journal

Summer Reading List for Grade K - Grade 2

Summer Reading List for Grade 3 - Grade 4

Summer Reading List for Grade 5 - Grade 6

Summer Reading List for Grade 7 - Grade 8

Also to check out are the Association for Library Service to Children 2018 Summer Reading Lists. All students received copies of these lists as well. However, please click the links below if students should need to access an additional copy or alternate reading lists.

ALSC Summer Reading List for Grade K - Grade 2

ALSC Summer Reading List for Grade 3 - Grade 5

ALSC Summer Reading List for Grade 6 - Grade 8

Tips for Parents to Keep Reading Going All Summer Long
girl reading under umbrella

Article: Summer Literacy Challenge!

Article: Summer Reading Tips

Article: Summer Reading Tips for Parents of Kindergartners,
First Grades, & Second Graders