RECOMMENDED SMITHFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
The Smithfield Elementary School Librarians/Media Specialists have developed a Recommended Summer Reading List for all students entering Grades Kindergarten through Grade Five. The recommended list is a sampling of grade-level appropriate readings, and parents can substitute other books that might interest their child.
Summer reading is voluntary although I hope all Smithfield students read during the Summer Vacation. Reading and writing are activities that children should experience at school and at home. The research has clearly found that children who read a minimum of 20 minutes, at home, each day, can increase their vocabulary by over 2000 words in a year!