Summer Reading

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

~ Joseph Addison  ~

Here are some great links for summer reading ideas, lists and more!

Holy Rosary Summer Reading Challenge

Here is our challenge to each student, parent, teacher, and staff member at Holy Rosary School: make reading a part of your daily schedule this summer by reading for at least 20minutes each day of summer vacation! Use this calendar to keep track of your reading time by coloring in each day you read. You may have up to 10 free (blank) reading days.  Return the completed calendar by Friday, September 4th and you will receive your invitation to our “Summer Reading Challenge Pancake Breakfast”. Challenge calendar will be sent home in students’ report card envelopes.  More information and resources for summer reading can be found on our Library web page.

** IMPORTANT NOTE: Students may have 10 free days for the summer reading challenge.  Meaning they can have up to, but no more than 10 books/dates not colored on their sheet and still will be able to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge Pancake Breakfast in September. **

Summer Reading PDF:Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Sara Weythman


Reading on Epic! can help prevent summer slide and allow your children to stretch their imaginations this summer.


ZZ31157E9CVocabulary/Spelling City

Students have access to Vocabulary/Spelling City ( OR download the free “VocabularySpellingCity app) over the summer. There are various activities that support spelling skills and vocabulary development that we have been using during the school year. Students know their username and password. Students can search lists or topics to build their spelling and vocabulary skills.

More Reading Ideas and Supports:

Books to educate children and teens about race

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

Favorite Books for 4th Graders

Seattle Public Library

Book Adventure: Create book lists, take quizzes on books and more:

Reading comprehension:

4th grade level  

5th grade level

Vocabulary building activities

Books Should be Free (formally Audio Owl) makes the world’s public domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and easily searchable way. You can search for a specific title, or use the genre list to visually scan through hundreds of titles. Books may be previewed directly on the site, or you may download them directly into iTunes, or as zipped mp3 files. The downloads are broken into chapters.