Summer Reading at SDMS
Connecticut Reads 2021 Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Requirements for SDMS
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Choose three books that YOU WANT to read. They should be books you have not read before.
2. Log each book (title, author, genre, date finished) on a paper reading log an editable Google Doc or an online Google Form through the Wethersfield Library and earn prizes!
3. Turn your reading log in to your Language Arts Teacher in September!
Summer Reading Log Options
Students can choose one of three options to log their books for summer reading:
1. Use the Wethersfield Library Google Form to easily log books and earn prizes in their weekly raffles (entries will be automatically sent to SDMS Staff the first week of school)
2. Print and handwrite the books you read on a summer reading log
3. Make a copy of an editable Google Doc and type the information (share the document with your teacher in September)
Summer reading should be enjoyable and fun! That's why we don't tell you what to read--we simply ask that you pick three books of your choice to read! They should be books that you have never read before. We encourage you to read fiction and non-fiction and to choose from different genres. Ebooks and audiobooks are a great choice as well!
When you finish a book, write it on the reading log or submit the information in the online reading form through the Wethersfield Library. Submitting it through the Wethersfield Library makes you eligible to earn prizes in their weekly raffles and your entries will be automatically shared with your teacher in September.
The completed and signed SDMS Summer Reading Log (OR the online Wethersfield Library Summer Reading Log) will be collected by your Language Arts Teachers the first week of school. Be prepared to talk about the books you read.
In addition, we are providing some fun enrichment activities to help you maintain your reading skills, connect with other students and the SDMS and Wethersfield Library staff, and to exercise your creativity and encourage service to the community.
Ms. Poulos and the Language Arts Teachers
Summer Reading Resources
Reading Ideas & Suggestions
The SDMS Reading Life page has a comprehensive list of links to great ideas for reading. Here are a few to get you started:
Many of the books in these links are available digitally for free in Sora with your School Gmail sign-in.
Can't find a book? Email Ms. Poulos at firstname.lastname@example.org for help!
SDMS Library Teen Summer Book Discussions
Join Ms. Poulos (SDMS Library Media Specialist) and Ms. Briggs (Wethersfield Library Teen Librarian) in one or two book discussions this summer. Students can join the summer book group by filling out the Google Form to register. The first 15 students to register will receive a copy of the book(s) in the mail. The book groups will be held on Thursday, July 15 and Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m. in Google Meets. The books are: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.
A Month of Tails and Tales!
Explore our Choice Board that ties into this year's Summer Reading Theme, Tails and Tales!
Find crafts, articles, videos, activity suggestions and more!
Students who complete 5 activities or more (and log their completed activities on this Google Form) will be eligible to win a prize at the beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year! Upload pictures of yourself completing activities or of your creations to get more entries!
Wethersfield Library Resources
We Celebrate the
SDMS Summer Reading Scrapbook Completers
& Top Summer Readers of 2020!
Great job everyone! You made the SDMS Community very proud!