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Summer Reading Challenge (Gr. 3 & 4)

Township of Union Public Schools

2015 Summer Reading Challenge



Dear Students and Parents,


          As we get closer to our summer vacation, one of the things you might want to consider is to set a summer reading goal.  Yes!! READ!! 

Welcome to the Fifth Annual Township of Union Public Schools’ Summer Reading Challenge!

          Research on reading shows that if you don’t keep reading over the summer, your reading level may drop when you return to school in September! However, if you keep “exercising” your “reading muscles” throughout the summer, you will develop “reading stamina”, and it is guaranteed you will continue to get smarter. 

  We are challenging each and every student to read at least four books over the summer.

A log sheet with a suggested list of books to read over the summer is available by clicking on the appropriate grade level link on the bottom of this page. Print out the list and begin reading.  After you finish reading a book, log it on the chart and don’t forget to have a parent or another guardian sign next to the date that you finished reading.  Show your teacher the completed chart when we return to school in September. All summer reading challenge logs will be collected beginning the first day of school.  The last day you may submit the log is Wednesday, September 9th.
Each student who reads a minimum of four books will receive a certificate from their teacher.


Thank you so much for participating in the Summer Reading Challenge! I wish you a relaxing and fun-filled summer vacation, and we look forward to seeing you next September!


Happy Reading,


Robert Ghiretti, 
Supervisor of Language Arts/Social Studies


Please Note: In addition to the voluntary Summer Reading Challenge, students entering grades 3 - 6 also have mandatory summer reading which involves reading a book and completing a study guide.