Book Up Summer Program
The Book Up Summer program provides students with 12 brand new and free books of their choosing to read over the summer break. All K-2 students at DeLong are eligible and students will select their books in May and will receive their books during the last week of school. Students can pick from a wide variety of genres such as non-fiction, graphic novel, picture and chapter books.
Email MaryJane Ladenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tips for helping your student select a book
It's important to encourage your student to read books independently. You can help your student choose the right books that are appropriate for their reading level. Start by opening a book of their choosing to a middle page and asking your student to read the page out loud. Keep track of the unknown or misunderstood words.
- 1 unknown word - This book may be too easy for your student. Too easy books are fun for your child to read and give your student a sense of accomplishment. Students can read these types of books to relax and practice previously learned words and skills.
- 2 unknown words - This will be a good book for your student to read independently.
- 3 unknown words - This book might frustrate your student and may not be the best choice for independent reading.
- 4 or more unknown words - This book is not recommended for independent reading but would make a great read-aloud book. Students can increase their listening skills, vocabulary and comprehension when adults read aloud to them.