Academics — Summer Requirements

Many studies show that students lose between one and three months of learning during the summer. In an attempt to stop this trend, Community Christian Academy has instituted summer reading and math work to help students retain important academic skills. Students are to complete math packets, summer reading logs, and written assignments that are due to the classroom teacher the first day of school. Please see below for the reading and writing assignments for each grade; math packets are distributed to families once children are enrolled.

Assignments

For students entering each specified grade, a reading and writing assignment is given.

First grade:

Students are to read 25 age-appropriate books and complete the reading log. In addition, they are to write a paragraph with a minimum of five sentences about their favorite book that they read.

Second grade:

Students are to read 25 age-appropriate books or 125 pages from age-appropriate chapter books and complete the reading log. In addition, they are to write a paragraph with a minimum of five sentences about their favorite book that they read.

Third grade:

Students are to read a minimum of 150 pages from age-appropriate chapter books and complete the reading log. In addition, they are to write at least a half page about their favorite book that they read.

Fourth grade:

Students are to read a minimum of 175 pages from age-appropriate chapter books and complete the reading log. In addition, they are to write at least one page about their favorite book that they read.

Fifth grade:

Students are to read a minimum of 200 pages from age-appropriate chapter books and complete the reading log. In addition, they are to write at least one page about their favorite book that they read.

Sixth and seventh grades:

Sixth-grade students are to read a minimum of 250 pages, and seventh-grade students are to read a minimum of 300 pages. Books should be age-appropriate chapter books with at least 125 pages, and books must be read in their entirety. Complete the reading log. In addition, students are to write a 250-500 word paper on one of the following topics:

  1. Pretend that you are a character in the book and write a journal entry about one of your most interesting days. At the top of the page, identify the name of your character and the role the character plays in the book.
  2. Write a persuasive essay trying to convince your peers that they should read the book.
  3. Describe how the book was not a good book and make recommendations for how it should be changed.

Summer Reading Log