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     July 2019

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    The goal of the Brielle Elementary School District is to assist your child in becoming a lifelong reader.  The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to extend and enrich your child's reading experiences.  Attached please find a list of suggested books for your child's grade level.  These books are not required reading, however, the list is to assist you in selecting appropriate reading material for yourchild to read over the summer months. 


    The following tips may be helpful for all parents/guardians:

    *  Encourage your child to select the books that interest them. 

    *  Whenever possible, children should read at least 10 minutes per day. 

    *  Read aloud to your child, even if they want to
    read independently. 

    *  Read outside. 

    *Set aside a portion of the day as DEAR time - Drop Everything and Read. 

    *Encourage your child to read magazines, newspapers, even the  back of a cereal box!

    *Ask your child questions about the book; who, what, where, why, when and how.

    *Review comprehension,vocabulary and listening skills when reading aloud.

    Many of the books on the list are available at the Brielle Public Library or the Monmouth County Library Branch in Wall.  Summer reading clubs and programs are available at the Brielle Library.  Remember to
    check out local bookstores for new releases for your children to read. 

    A special thank you to the Brielle BOE, Brielle PTO, Brielle Education Foundation, Mrs. Carlson and parents who have supported our reading programs throughout the years.

    Continue to check out our website at www.brielleschool.org for updated information regarding our reading programs.

    Whether on the beach or hanging inside on a rainy day.....don't forget to curl up with a good book!

    Have a wonderful and safe summer!  See you all in September! 

    Mr. Colin Sabia, Vice Principal


    Students entering 3rd Grade


    Suggested Summer Reading Series:

         *  Judy Moody (L-M)

         *  Magic Tree House (M)

         *  Junie B. Jones (M)

         *  Jake Maddox (M)

         *  Box Car Children (O)

         *  A-Z Mysteries (M)

         *  Cam Jensen (L)


    You may also check the attached document for other options.

  • Students Entering 4th Grade Required Reading:

         Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.  Students should take notes on the Main Characters, Problem, Climax, and Solution.  They will have a test on the book during the first week of school.

    and continue to read throughout the summer!



    5th Grade Required Reading:

         Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

    and continue to read throughout the summer! 



    6th Grade Required Reading:

         One for the Murphys by Lynda Mallaly Hunt

         One choice - Fiction book on your level

     and continue to read throughout the summer!




    7th Grade Required Reading:

         Out of My Mind by Sharon Creech

         One choice book on your level

    and continue to read throughout the summer!






    8th Grade Required Reading:

         The Giver by Lois Lowry

            My Brother Sam is Dead by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier

            One choice book on your level

    and continue to read throughout the summer!