SOMS Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading is here!!

This school year we had a chance to get back to school in person and enjoy both print and digital copies of our favorite books! While the school library is closed over the summer, our counterparts at the local public libraries would love to see you in person! However, eBooks and audio books can still be accessed from SOMS without leaving your home or even on the beach or wherever you may travel to this summer! There are several options available. Please read about them here.

The ELA Department of South Orangetown Central School District requires students to read over summer break. Research clearly correlates the amount of reading a student does over the summer to his or her academic growth over the school year. Students entering grade 6, 7 and 8 should read a minimum of two non-fiction and/or fiction books (approximately 500 pages or more) count as two books. This is a minimum requirement. We encourage students to read widely, and they should not limit themselves to two books.

Students will be responsible for demonstrating understanding of the books during the first few weeks of the school year. If you need suggestions or help finding books that are mutually acceptable to students and parents, please explore the following book lists/resources.
Due to the overwhelming number of new titles being published all the time, the ELA department has decided that students may choose to read books not included on these lists.
In addition to these lists, some teachers have recommended books during ELA class and some teachers may have more suggestions on their individual blog pages.
Note: Should your child choose a text that is part of the English Department’s curriculum, please know the student will be required to re-read the selection.

To join in the fun of Summer Reading and Summer Learning, just find your local library website using the Mighty 5 links below.

Some great resources available through the public libraries (anyone can use with any of the Mighty 5 Library Cards) include…

TumbleBooks – this site has books, games, graphic novels and foreign language. It’s mostly for elementary level children but the foreign language may be useful to middle/high school age kids.

There’s also the research database option on website homepages. They have everything from historical newspapers, to consumer reports, to Rosetta Stone, to Britanica school, etc.

Tudor:  Orangeburg and Tappan – can be found in a few spots on their websites. Access is granted with a library card. – this site has audiobooks, Ebooks, movies, music TV and comics.

Overdrive – for audiobooks/eBooks.

Online Library Card Application

Interested in Joining a Summer Reading Contest? Look at the 13th Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest here.

Parents, do you want to support your NY Public library summer reading program? Here’s one way to help.
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