SummerReads for Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders

Find texts designed to prevent the summer slump, they are:

Accessible: The difficulty of the texts is based on the TExT model developed by the ReadWorks academic advisor Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert Ph.D. This model uses research to identify the words and phonics knowledge that students need to succeed at particular grade levels. These critical words are repeated often in SummerReads.

Engaging: Topics of SummerReads deal with information about summer activities and themes—the games that children play in the summer, places that they might visit in their communities, weather that usually happens only in summer, and so on.

Learn more about the newest addition to by watching this video from Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert Ph.D. on the SummerReads or by visiting


Do you have students that need a challenge? Feel free to assign passages a grade up.

2nd Grade - Going into 3rd Grade

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



"Heat Wave"

"Bats & Balls"

"T-Shirts & Shorts"


"July 4th"


3rd Grade - Going into 4th Grade

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





"Hats & Caps"


"Labor Day"


4th Grade - Going into 5th Grade

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


"Extreme Trees"


"Bikes & Boards"

"Flip-Flops & Fins"

"Fruit Trees"

"Memorial Day"