|2016 Summer Reading Program|
Summer time is a great time to relax, enjoy the good weather, and spend time with your family and friends. The Milford Public Schools also recognize that for life long learners reading is an essential component that serves to stimulate, enrich, and reinforce academic skills during the summer months. It is well documented that summer reading is an important component of an overall literacy program. Summer learning is most consistently related to reading which is measured by the number of books read and how often children read for pleasure. Research shows that even with other activities relating to summer academic learning only reading is related to achievement. Providing opportunities for students to read regularly during the summer can prevent reading achievement losses.
Milford Public School students, grades PreK-12, are required to participate in the summer reading program. Students in grades PreK-4 will read books of their own choosing. In addition to the mandated books, students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to read books that appeal to them and suit their own personal interests, increasing the likelihood that they will genuinely enjoy their reading experience. In keeping with the Community Handshake initiative, the Milford Town Library and the Milford Public Schools continue to collaborate in an effort to provide students with a positive summer reading experience. The town library has many of the recommended titles available for students to borrow, as well as sponsoring their own summer reading program, filled with lots of wonderful reading suggestions plus many fun activities.
In addition to students receiving Summer Reading materials in school, Summer Reading brochures and assignments can be found at the following locations during the summer:
In order to help students get their books, a Book-Fair fundraiser will be held at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Bellingham on Saturday, June 25th, during store hours. Families can purchase summer reading materials, using their membership discount on all eligible purchases, during the Book-Fair fundraiser. Educators can also use their educator discount on all eligible purchases. A percentage of the sales will be given to the Milford Public Schools.
Summer Reading Materials for 2016
Grades 6-8 Summer Reading Materials for 2016
High School Summer Reading Materials for 2016
Grades Pre-K-2 Summer Reading Materials for 2016