Summer 2019 Reading Assignment and 4th Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to your son or daughter for successfully completing 3rd grade! I hope that you have a wonderful and relaxing summer, and I am looking forward to learning with you all in the coming year.

The summer reading list is enclosed with your child’s report card. I have chosen a project to be completed by all students this summer. Students may select any book on his or her appropriate reading level to read and present to the class. Attached is a list of possible novels from which they may make their selections. The completed project will be due by the end of the first FULL week of school. These activities will be graded and averaged into the first quarter reading grade. Please remember to remind your child to complete their summer reading neatly. They may use the computer to type up their project or write it with their best cursive handwriting. I look forward to seeing their project in August.

I have also posted this letter on my school blog for you to access all summer long if needed. Feel free to email me at, if you have questions. I will be checking my email over the summer months from time to time. Have a great summer and happy reading!


Mrs. Ronald

In order to help keep up our learning growth, I am requesting that parents please encourage each child to continue to practice mathematics, especially times tables up to 12; and reading, both fiction and nonfiction, over the course of the summer holidays. Your local library has a wide variety of literature as well as summer reading challenges to help keep your child interested and engaged. In addition to this practice, I have selected a summer reading project that I hope will be interesting for your child.

Experience has taught me that students who have a say in their education are more involved and interested in the process. Therefore, I have chosen a project that allows every child to select a book to his or her liking. The book must be at or above the F&P reading level assessed by the 3rd grade teacher. I have attached a list of suggested novels by reading level to help out. We will present these projects the first full week of classes.

Summer Reading Project

Advertising a Good Book

You will have the chance to persuade others to read your favorite book from this summer.  Your assignment is to create a one to two-minute commercial.


-To get readers excited about a book, author, or genre.

Getting Ready:

  • Think about what makes your book interesting.
    • Why do you like this book?
  • Think about how you will capture the interest of the other readers in your class.
    • Why should others read this book?
  • What are the most important details you want readers to know?  (Don’t give away the secrets.)
  • Think about the props you would like to have.
    • Example:  If the story takes place in the woods, then a picture or drawing of trees would be eye-catching.

During the Commercial:

  • Show the cover of the book to the class.
  • Start with a good lead/get the audience interested.
    • Sometimes a question gets the audience interested.
      • Example:  Have you ever wanted to eat chocolate for breakfast? If so, this book is for you!
  • Tell the author and title.
  • Explain why you chose to share the book.


  • Look at the camera/audience.
  • Speak loud and clearly.
  • Show your enthusiasm.
  • Keep it short! (one to two minutes)

Summer Reading Commercial Rubric

Self Teacher

_____ _____ Name of student is mentioned (5 pts)

_____ _____ Title of Book (5 pts)

_____ _____ Author is mentioned (5 pts)

_____ _____ Book is shown (5 pts)

_____ _____ Says why you like the book (10 pts)

_____ _____ Says why others should read the book (10 pts)

_____ _____ Gives some details from the book (10 pts)

_____ _____ Contains some props/background (5 pts)

_____ _____ Speaks loudly and clearly (5 pts)

_____ _____ Keeps eye contact with camera (5 pts)

_____ _____ Shows enthusiasm (5 pts)

_____ _____ Length is between one to two minutes (10 pts)

_____ _____ Tapes a classmate’s commercial (20 pts)

Total Points Out of 100 (Self)  __________

Total Points Out of 100 (Teacher)  __________

Student Supply List for Rising Fourth Graders 2019-2020

  • Loose leaf paper (on going necessity)
  • 2 reams of copy paper
  • 7 composition notebooks for interactive notebooks in Math, Reading, Religion, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Vocabulary
  • A 1-inch binder for Spanish
  • 1 pencil pouch (preferably the soft kind)
  • 1 foot-long ruler with inches on one side and centimeters on the other
  • 2 boxes of #2 pencils (on going necessity)
  • eraser tops (on going necessity)
  • blue pens and red pens
  • 1 box of colored pencils (16 or 24)
  • 2 highlighters (preferably yellow)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 three pack of large glue sticks
  • 2 boxes of tissues (we may need more depending on cold/flu season and allergies)
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 Clorox or Lysol wet wipe dispenser
  • 1 pack of slender EXPO markers (these can be different colors)
  • 7 folders for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Religion, and Guidance.

Please label all your child’s belongings