2019-2020 Summer Reading & Supply Lists

Summer Reading

Welcome to St. Joan of Arc’s Summer Reading Homepage.  St. Joan of Arc Catholic School places great importance on each student’s individual reading level as well as cultivating a love for reading in all of our students.

We’re excited to share our Summer Reading list for the 2019-2020 school year. We continue to make adjustments to the program to give students the best possible experience while also upholding the desire to turn them into lifelong readers. We know that the number of books read during the summer is consistently related to academic gains. Children who read six or more books over the summer gain more in reading achievement than children who do not. We want to give your child her/his best opportunity to be successful both here at St. Joan of Arc School and beyond. This year we are using the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books (Florida Association for Media in Education), a curated list of favorite books among Florida students and media specialists, and they are very sought out during the summer months. As this is a public list, parents and students are urged to review book titles together to determine if the subject matter fits their interest.

Any student who wishes to challenge him/herself is welcome to choose a book from a higher grade level. Rising 7th and 8th grade students may choose books from the Florida Teens Read book list (found here) with parent permission only since there may be more mature content.

Summer Reading Requirements

Students entering kindergarten through second (K-2)
• Choose and read or be read to at least three picture books for incoming kindergarten students, at least three picture books and one beginning chapter book* for incoming first grade students, and at least two beginning chapter books for incoming second graders from the Grade K – 2 list found here.
• Complete a “K – 2 Book Report” form for each book read found here.
• Choose and complete one Summer Book Project for your favorite book from the list.

Students entering second through fifth (3-5)
• Choose and read at least three books from the Grades 3 – 5 list found here.
• Take an AR test for all three books before Friday, August 23rd, 2019.
• Complete a “3 – 5 Book Report” form for each book read found here.
• Choose and complete one Summer Book Project for your favorite book from the list by Monday, August 19th, 2019.

Students entering sixth through eighth (6-8)
• Choose and read at least three books from the Grades 6 – 8 list found here.
• Take an AR test for all three books before Friday, August 23rd, 2019.
• Complete a “6 – 8 Book Report” form for each book read found here.
• Choose and complete one Summer Book Project for your favorite book from the list by Monday, August 19th, 2019.

Summer Book Projects

Choose one activity for your favorite summer reading book.  Please refer to the rubrics posted here to get more information about each project.

1. Diorama – Build a miniature diorama/stage setting/shadow box for a scene in the book you read. Be as detailed as you can, including major components of the story. Rubric found here.
2. Newspaper Article – Write a newspaper article about an event in the story (300 words). Rubric found here.
3. Movie Poster Book Adaptation – Create a movie poster from your story. Make others want to read this book! Get creative! Rubric found here.
4. Video Book Trailer – Create a video book trailer from your story. Rubric found here.
5. Character Facebook Page – Create a character Facebook page. Rubric found here.
6. Character Scrapbook Album – Create a scrapbook album for your character. Rubric found here.
7. Art on Canvas – Create a book cover using your favorite scene from the book. Rubric found here.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Thank you for encouraging your children to read!


Summer Reading Grading Policy

K-2          Project = 1 test grade
Combined Summaries = 1 test grade

3-8          Project = 1 test grade
Combined Summaries = 1 test grade
Combined AR tests = 1 test grade


* First grade students may have parents read the beginning chapter book depending on the student’s reading ability.


Why have we decided to go with the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books?
Fifteen books from out 250-300 books are chosen for each list. They represent various genres. They must be work of fiction. They must be age-appropriate. They are new books!! The books must have been originally copyrighted within the three years preceding selection. Only one title of any one author will be included on the current list. Books should be worthy of an award for their literary qualities.


Summer Supply Lists:

Click the links below:

Entering Pre-K3
Pre-K3 Supply List

Entering Pre-K4
Pre-K4 Supply List

Entering Kindergarten
Kindergarten Supply List

Entering 1st Grade
First Grade Supply List

Entering 2nd Grade
Second Grade Supply List

Entering 3rd Grade
Third Grade Supply List

Entering 4th Grade
Fourth Grade Supply List

Entering 5th Grade
Fifth Grade Supply List

MIDDLE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Entering 6th Grade
Sixth Grade Supply List

Entering 7th Grade
Seventh Grade Supply List

Entering 8th Grade
Eighth Grade Supply List