Please make time to read each day over the summer! Students are most engaged in reading material they choose themselves, so we encourage students to read anything they are interested in. Students can also explore links to resources, tools, book lists, and games carefully selected for each grade level on the Library Resources page in the Student Portal of our website.
This summer, students can earn digital badges for their reading by participating in our lower school summer reading program. You can find information on the reading badges, a badge record page, and a virtual library by following these links (or checking your teacher's Google Classroom). Happy reading!
At Bement, we value choice in the material our students read. We know that choice increases interest in recreational reading, and helps to strengthen a love of reading. All formats ˗ print, e-book, and audiobook are valuable ways to engage with a story or text. Students should aim to read at a level that is appropriate for them, and to explore myriad genres, including memoir, novels, poetry, plays, articles, short stories, and essays.
Over the summer we expect our upper school students to read at least two books for pleasure.
To ensure students are accountable for their learning, they should write a one-paragraph reflection on each book they have read, which they will share as a starting point for discussion in their advisory groups, upon their return to school.
Not sure what to read? We recommend visiting your local library to peruse their collections.