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Beat the Summer Reading Slump!

* Do your students need a challenge or are they struggling? Try articles in grades above or below their grade levels.


Going into 1st Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 1st Graders

 "Cal and Tramp Camp"
Lexile: 260

"A Hurricane Is a Big Storm"
Lexile: 350

"A Tornado is Coming"
Lexile: 180

"Bright as the Sun"
Lexile: 310

"Callie's Rock Collection"
Lexile: 420

"Busy Bees"
Lexile: 310

"Paddle a Canoe"
Lexile: 320

"Stay Safe in the Sun"
Lexile: 360

"The Four Seasons"
Lexile: 300

"Watch the Tennis Ball"
Lexile: 270

 

Going into 2nd Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 2nd Graders

"A Butterfly's Life"
Lexile: 540

"Celebrate Flag Day"
Lexile: 290

"Carl's Garden Problem"
Lexile: 340

"Chris Crosses the Street"
Lexile: 340

"Drinking Fountain"
Poetry

"Fruits Have Seeds"
Lexile: 340

"My Town's Festival"
Lexile: 490

"What Is a Rainbow"
Lexile: 450

"What Is Lightning?"
Lexile: 280

"Why Do We Have Summer?"
Lexile: 550

 

Going into 3rd Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 3rd Graders

"A Visit to the Farmer's Market"
Lexile: 450

"At the Lake"
Lexile: 450

"Building a Better Bicycle"
Lexile: 560

"Hiking the Appalachian Trail"
Lexile: 620

"Spinning Storms"
Lexile: 780

"How Not to Save a Sand Castle"
Lexile: 490

"Martin's Birdhouse"
Lexile: 540

"My Bean Plant"
Lexile: 540

"Playgrounds for Everyone"
Lexile: 730

 

Going into 4th Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 4th Graders

"Fireflies in the Garden"
Poetry

"A Trip to Taughannock"
Lexile: 840

"Fixing My Sister's Bike"
Lexile: 490

"How to Have an Adventure"
Lexile: 780

"Lessons from Fishing"
Lexile: 780

"Magic Tomatoes"
Lexile: 850

"A Hot, Hot Day"
Lexile: 760

"A Little about Ants"
Lexile: 800

"Sunflowers"
Lexile: 760

"Happy Trails"
Lexile: 810

 

Going into 5th Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 5th Graders

"A Funny Old Ballpark"
Lexile: 870

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Lexile: 970

"The Legend of Ol' Greeny"
Lexile: 770

"Butterflies in Culture"
Lexile: 890

"Cats in the Catacombs"
Lexile: 610

"Set Sail"
Lexile: 940

"The Circuis Comes to Town"
Lexile: 810

"The Twilight of the Italian Social Club"
Lexile: 1030

"What's the Big Idea about Archaeology?"
Lexile: 840

"Sunrise, Sunset...or Not?"
Lexile: 1030


Going into 6th Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 6th Graders

"Walk the Plank!"
Lexile: 730

"Building a Better Natural History Museum"
Lexile: 1090

"Wonderful World of Wasps"
Lexile: 940

"What's the Big Idea about Marine Biology? Life in the Ocean"
Lexile: 1040

"What's the Big Idea about Marine Biology? Creatures and Ecosystems of the Ocean"
Lexile: 940

"Social Wasp Undercover"
Lexile: 760

"Cicadas: No Ordinary Bugs"
Lexile: 870

"Spinning Thunderstorms"
Lexile: 880

"Honey to the Bee"
Lexile: 990

"Adventure on a Hot Air Balloon"
Lexile: 950


Going into 7th Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 7th Graders

"Homo Sapiens"
Lexile: 880

"How Are Rainbows Formed?"
Lexile: 950

"Why Do Boats Float and Rocks Sink?"
Lexile: 1020

"Why Do Things Look Darker When They Are Wet?"
Lexile: 1170

"Why Is It Colder in the Winter Than in the Summer?"
Lexile: 920

"The Inside Scoop"
Lexile: 1170

"Lightning and Fire"
Lexile: 1080

"The Go-Kart"
Lexile: 1020

"Water from the Air: Cloud Forests"
Lexile: 1060

"Urban Farms"
Lexile: 1130


  Going into 8th Grade

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising 8th Graders

"Good-Bye to Xochimilco"
Lexile: 810

"Avoiding Earthquake Surprises in the Pacific Northwest"
Lexile: 1040

"Genetic Basis of Butterflies"
Lexile: 1200

"Back Roads"
Lexile: 800

"Worldwide Loss of Bees a Growing Concern"
Lexile: 1340

"The Run"
Lexile: 710

"NJ Physics Professor Has the 'Right Stuff'"
Lexile: 1120

"Running a Real 'Zombie 5K'"
Lexile: 620

"The Unknown Hall of Famer"
Lexile: 1220

"Across the Lake"
Lexile: 670

 

Going into 9th - 12th Grades

Print them all at once: Summer Reading - Packet for Rising High Schoolers

"Amelia Earhart to Her Former Flight Instructor Neta Snook, 1929"
Lexile: 1200

"Celebration of the Wedding of Manohar and Madhumalati"
Lexile: 1100

"Dancing Ganesha"
Lexile: 1195

"Expedition to a Modern Pompeii"
Lexile: 1260

"Horse and Man Armors"
Lexile: 1110

"Notes on the Program - Cuban Overture"
Lexile: 1360

"People Who Built America: Vanderbilt"
Lexile: 1220

"Why Do Cave Fish Lose Their Eyes?"
Lexile: 1210

"An Unwelcome Newcomer"
Lexile: 1080

"The Short-Term Impact of the Zebra Mussel Invasion"
Lexile: 1000