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Summer Reading Lists


SUMMER READING LISTS, ASSIGNMENTS, RUBRIC

2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 6 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 7 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 8 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 9 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 10 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 11 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading List - Grade 12 (PDF)  (RTF)

2018 Summer Reading Guidelines & Assignment & Scoring Rubric - Grades 6-8 (PDF)  (RTF)
2018 Summer Reading Guidelines & Assignment & Scoring Rubric - Grades 9-12 (PDF)  (RTF)


(Español) 2018 Pautas de Lectura de Verano y  Asignación y Rúbrica (PDF)  (RTF)





All students entering grades 6-12 for the 2018-2019 school-year are required to complete a summer reading assignment.  All students who enroll in Rockdale County Public Schools before August 6, 2018 are required to complete the summer reading assignments. The summer reading assignment is due August 10, 2018.

​Students in rising Grades 6-8 may choose Option 1 or Option 2.
Students in rising Grades 9-12 must complete Option 1.




OPTION 1 (Rising Grades 6-12): 
1. Students must read one book from the required reading list for the grade level they will enter August 2018.
2. Students must complete one essay (with three parts) on the required book they selected; these are due August 10th to their English Language Arts Teacher. The specific guidelines and rubric for the assignments are included on this page.
 
Please write an essay that includes the following:

•    First Paragraph-Summary/Critique  -  Write or type a well-developed summary (approximately 300 words) of the book, emphasizing the plot or key details. Be sure to include the genre (i.e., biography, mystery, information, etc.), title of the book, and the author.  As you start to write, remember to grab the reader’s attention by creating a sense of humor, wonder, mystery, curiosity, etc.  These feelings cause the reader to want to know what happens next.

•    Second Paragraph-Theme/Central Idea  -  Identify the theme (general lesson about life in a fictional text) or central idea (main idea that the author wants to convey about the topic of a non-fiction text) of the book you read. Choose three (3) quotes that support the theme or central idea. For each quote, write a well-developed paragraph that explains how the quote relates to the theme or central idea. Consider choosing one quote each from the beginning, middle, and end of the book to ensure you identify an appropriate and logical theme or central idea.

•    Third Paragraph-Recommendation  -  Persuade or dissuade someone to read your book.  Using specific details, explain why you did or did not enjoy reading this book. In addition, be sure to include details that explain the type of reader for whom the book was written, i.e. athletes, nature-lovers, mystery-readers, risk-takers, etc. Although you may not have liked your book, the author must have had someone in mind when writing it.
      
Directions: Students must complete the required three parts of the assignment. Students will receive a score for each part of the assignment submitted (see rubric). A score of zero will be given for any part of the assignment not submitted.

If you have questions about the Summer Reading Requirements, please contact your child’s school.





OPTION 2 (Only for rising Grades 6-8 students who had Achieve 3000 during 2017-2018):
In the Achieve 3000 online platform, your child will read high-interest, informational articles, customized to match his/her specific reading level. Each article includes a variety of fun activities to improve your child’s comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. It is important that your child's answers to the questions reflect work completed independently and without extra assistance.

Students who choose Option 2 should log into Achieve 3000 by using their Clever login (click here). Please write down your child’s Clever login username/password before the end of the school year as there is not an option to retrieve forgotten username/password from this site. Please note that students can only access Achieve 3000 until June 28, 2018. If a student does not complete all 10 activities by June 28th, he/she will have to complete Option 1.

1. Students must complete a minimum of 10 activities on the Achieve 3000 platform. 
A complete activity consists of:
     a. Responding to the Before Reading Poll,
     b. Reading the Article,
     c. Answering the Activity Questions, 
     d. Responding to the After Reading Poll, and
     e. Answering the open-ended Thought Question (only required for 3 of the 10 articles).

2. Students must score a minimum average of 75% on 10 reading activities. You will see the score in the program platform.

If you have questions about the Summer Reading Requirements, please contact your child’s school.






Free Summer Books for Elementary Grades

(Video on how to register)
(PDF on how to register) (PDF en Español)


UNLIMITED DIGITAL BOOKS WITH myON UNTIL AUGUST.

Register at about.myon.com/GetGAREADING.
Under "Job Title", type in Reader.
Under "School", if your child is not enrolled in school yet, type in Get Georgia Reading.

1. After you register, you will receive instructions on your county login within 48 hours.
2. Go to myON.com.
3. Click the "Log In Now" button and enter the following information:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Georgia Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (Begin typing and select from the drop-down menu.)
User Name: included in registration instructions
Password: read
4.     Click on the "Sign In" button, select a book, and start reading.

(PDF on how to register) (PDF en Español)





Summer Feeding

Click here for the free summer meals program for children and teens called "Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale".  RCPS and BOLD Ministries partner to deliver free meals for students at neighborhood locations Monday to Friday during the summer.




RCPS Summer Programs

Click here for more RCPS Summer Enrichment Programs, Summer Camps, Athletic Workshops, STEAM Programs, middle school orientation programs, virtual classes for credit, credit recovery, and more.