2023 Summer Reading

Happy summer!  We have made it successfully through another school year, and we are so proud of all of our students and the excellent strides they have made.  We hope your summer is filled with laughter and fun times spent together with family and friends.   However, we know how hard your students have worked to make great reading and math gains this year, and if they don’t continue to work that “muscle” over the summer, they might lose some of those gains.  With that in mind we have set up a summer work program for students and are hoping that you could build some time into your summer schedule for your student to read and reinforce his or her math skills.  In August, students will turn in their summer work for grades.  All information, book lists, and work for these programs can be found by using the links below.  We believe this summer work and practice will assist in a successful start to the 2023-2024 school year.  

Daily reading during summer not only enhances student achievement, but promotes social and emotional wellness which is why SGGS requires summer reading for rising first graders through middle school. All grade level teachers have provided a list of recommended and grade-level appropriate books. These lists are recommendations, but we encourage everyone to pick the best books based on  interest and ability levels. Another list that identifies books according to Lexile levels (found on MAP scores for grades 1-5), DRA levels or guided reading levels can be found at the following link:https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/guided-reading-levels.html

  • Link to the rising 1st grade reading, assignments and reading recommendation list 
  • Link to the rising 2nd grade reading, assignments and reading recommendation  list 
  • Link to the rising 3rd grade reading, assignments and reading recommendation list
  • Link to the rising 4th grade reading, assignments and reading recommendation  list
  • Link to the rising 5th grade required reading, assignments and reading recommendation list

Middle School Rising (6th, 7th, 8th grades):

The faculty and staff of St. Gregory the Great are excited for the 2023-2024 school year to begin!  We believe this summer work and practice will assist in a successful start to the new school year.  Enjoy your summer and we can’t wait to see you in August!