Wynton Blount Media Center Summer Reading List
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Wynton Blount Elementary

1650 Ray Thorington Road

Montgomery, AL 36117

Summer Reading List

 

Kindergarten

Brave Mary by Larry Dane Brimmer

Bubble Trouble by Stephen Krensky

Bugs! By Patrica and Fredrick McKissack

Eat Your Peas Louise!  by Pegeen Snow

Great Day For Up! by Dr. Seuss

Hi Clouds! by Carol Greene

I Shop With My Daddy by Grace Maccarone

Rabbit and Turtle Go to School by Lucy Floyd

Shhh! by Kevin Henkes

Turn It Off! by David Marx

We Are  All Different by Kirsten Hall

Activity: Please read and write the following words throughout the summer:

a

don't

I

out

these

about

done

if

over

they

after

down

in

own

think

again

draw

into

pick

this

all

drink

is

play

those

always

eat

it

please

three

am

eight

its

pretty

to

an

every

jump

pull

today

and

fall

just

put

together

any

far

keep

ran

too

are

fast

kind

read

try

around

find

know

red

two

as

first

laugh

ride

under

ask

five

let

right

up

at

fly

light

round

upon

ate

for

like

run

us

away

found

little

said

use

be

four

live

saw

very

because

from

long

say

walk

been

full

look

see

want

before

funny

made

seven

warm

best

gave

make

shall

was

better

get

many

she

wash

big

give

may

show

we

black

go

me

sing

well

blue

goes

much

sit

went

both

going

must

six

were

bring

good

my

sleep

what

brown

got

myself

small

when

but

green

never

so

where

buy

grow

new

some

which

by

had

no

soon

white

call

has

not

start

who

came

have

now

stop

why

can

he

of

take

will

carry

help

off

tell

wish

clean

her

old

ten

with

cold

here

on

thank

work

come

him

once

that

would

could

his

one

the

write

cut

hold

only

their

yellow

did

hot

open

them

yes

do

how

or

then

you

does

hurt

our

there

your

 

 

First Grade

Fly Guy Series by Tedd Arnold

Five Little Monkeys  by Eileen Christelow

Fancy Nancy ( I  Can Read Series)  by Jane O’Connor

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

McDuff Series by Rosemary Wells

How Do Dinosaurs...? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

Bitty Fish by Barbara deRubertis

The Big Book of Berenstain Bears Beginner Books by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Helen Keller by Pamela Walker

Johnny Appleseed by Lola M. Schaefer

Now and Long Ago by Wiley Blevins

Back and Forth by Lola Schaefer

Animals in the Forest by Elisabeth de Lambilly-Bresson

Doctor Tools by Inez Snyder

The Raccoon and the Balloon by Pam Scheunemann

 

Activity: Categorize the stories from the list as to whether they are realistic or fantasy and construct a diorama of the setting of a scene from one of your favorite stories in the list.

Second Grade

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park

Mercy Watson Series  by Kate DiCamillo

Arthur Makes the Team by Marc Brown

Julian, Dream Doctor  by Ann Cameron

Hey, Jack! By Sally Rippin

Spooky House by Sally Rippin

New Kids at the Polk Street School Series by Patricia Reilly Giff

Young Cam Jansen Series by David Adler

Iris and Walter Series  by Elissa Haden Guest

Dolly Madison by Jan Mader

Nelson Mandela by Karima Grant

Thomas Edison to the Rescue by Howard Goldsmith

Activity: Build a model or object from one of the stories from the list and write a letter to a friend discussing the object and why you chose the object.

 

Third Grade

Stella Batts Series by Courtney Sheinmel

Goosebumps Series  by R. L. Stine

Geronimo Stilton Series by G. Stilton

Calendar Mysteries by Ron Roy

The Puppy Place Series by Ellen Miles

Lotus Lane Series by Marion Dane Bauer

Ready Freddy! by Abby Klein

The Secrets of Droon  by Tony Abbott

Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

John Deere by M. C. Hall

W. K. Kellogg by tiffay Peterson

What’s So Great About… ?  Pocahontas by Susan and William Harkins

Activity:  Increase your vocabulary throughout the summer by devising a “Vocabulary Journal” consisting of unfamiliar words you encounter when reading books from the list. Please include the following information in your vocabulary journals:

  1. Write the unknown word.
  2. Write the words part of speech.
  3. Write the words’ pronunciation.
  4. Write the definition of the word.
  5. Write a sentence using the unknown word.

 

Fourth Grade

Charlie Jackson’s Guide to Not Growing Up by Tommy Greenwald

The Lemonad War Series by Jacqueline Davies

Clubhouse Mystery Series   by Sharon Draper

The Origami Yoda Series by Tom Angelberger

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami by Lauren Tarshis

I Funny Series by James Patterson

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures: The Mount Rushmore Calamity by Sara Pennypacker

Midnight For Charlie  Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein by Don Brown

Ruth Law Thrills a Nation by Don Brown

Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girls Baseball Dream  by Crystal Hubbard

Activity: Illustrate a colorful poster of one of the stories from the list that drew your attention and write an advertisement for the book that will make someone want to read it.

Fifth Grade

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Tombquest Series  by Michael Northrop

Ben Carson by Alex Simmons

Bitter Dumplings by Jeane Lee

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Justice for All by Amanda Stephens

The Magicians Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Mouse and the Motor Cycle by Beverly Cleary

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor

Activity: Select a main character from one of the stories that is listed and write a 7-day journal/diary about the character. Please remember to include  how the character thinks and feels as you compose the diary/journal.

 

Reading Tips from Mrs. Morris-Media Specialist

 

Parents please make sure your child reads for twenty minutes daily with someone, to someone or independently. Find a time during the day to be used consistently and specifically for reading alone.

 

Before reading do one or more of the following…

            > Find a comfortable space and relax.

> As a warm-up review the attached dolch words and high frequency words a few at a time until they are all mastered. After they have been mastered orally, make sure the child can spell them too.

            > Engage in a discussion about the book cover and story title.

            > Read the title and make a prediction about what will happen in the    

              story.

  • Engage in a picture walk-talk about what might be happening on

                  the pages of the story.

> Talk about the story genre, such as whether the story is a 

   folktale, fairytale, biography, science fiction, etc.

 

 

While reading do one or more of the following…

  • Focus on the story elements: title, story characters, when/where the story takes place, what happened, why the event happened, and how it was resolved.
  • Map the story: pay attention to the events at the beginning, middle, and end of story.
  • Think about what you are reading and visualize the story.
  • Use context clues for unfamiliar words or try to decode them (sound them out) and find their meaning in the dictionary.
  • Also keep a log of new words along with their definition.
  • Think about the author’s purpose for writing the literature.Is the literature written to provide information (teach or tell you something) or is it written for pure entertainment?

     

    After reading do one or more of the following…

  • Map the story.
  • If the story was informative, discuss or write about what you have learned or write down what you have learned in a “What I Have Learned” journal.
  • Write a summary of what you have read.
  • Share what you have read with a friend or family member.
  • Keep a log of the books you have read.

 

 

 

***Make time for reading and enjoy your summer!***




















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Renaissance Home Connect
Renaissance Home Connect provides parents with a snapshot of their child’s reading progress, including average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, and results on the last quiz.

Students are using a computer software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect. Renaissance Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows students, parents, you, and the teacher to share in the educational experience by viewing progress in certain Renaissance Place programs while outside of school.

You can view Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection using these browsers:• Internet Explorer® 6.02 or later• Firefox® 1.5 or later

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Enter students User Name and Password.These were given out at school.In Renaissance Home Connect you can also:• Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results• Click Help to get answers to your questions about Renaissance Home Connect

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Blount Elementary School Library Card Catalog
Library Card Catalog

With this link you can see what we have on the shelves in the library!

https://library.mps.k12.al.us/opac/blounes/index.html#menuHome

Author Websites
Magic Tree House
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse/
Charlie Bone
http://www.charlie-bone.com/
Shel Silverstein
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html
Warriors
http://warriorcats.com/warriorshell.html
Judy Moody
http://judymoody.com/
Dr. Seuss
http://www.seussville.com/
Junie B. Jones
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb/
Fancy Nancy
http://www.fancynancybooks.com
Percy Jackson
http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/
Lemony Snicket
http://www.lemonysnicket.com/misfortune.html
Artemis Fowl
http://www.artemisfowl.com/
Cam Jansen
http://camjansen.com/
Alex Rider
http://www.alexrider.com/Home
Puppy Place
http://ellenmiles.net/
Rainbow Magic Fairies
http://www.rainbowmagiconline.com/
Eragon Series
http://www.alagaesia.com/index.php#/home
A to Z Mysteries
http://www.ronroy.com/games/
The Red Wall Series
http://www.theredwallexperience.com/
Roald Dahl
http://www.roalddahl.com/
Dav Pilkey
http://www.pilkey.com/
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
http://wimpykid.com/
Harry Potter
http://www.jkrowling.com/accessible/en/
The Chronicles of Narnia
http://www.narnia.com/us/#/map
Laura Numeroff "If you give a......"
http://www.lauranumeroff.com/kids_fun/index.htm
Dork Diaries
http://www.dorkdiaries.com/index1.html
Pinkalicious
http://www.thinkpinkalicious.com/home
Kevin Henkes
http://kevinhenkes.com/