AGI Summer Reading


Illuminating Literacy Through Summer Reading 2022

for students entering AGI 

in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 

Dear Students and Families, 

Now that summer is almost here, we want to encourage all students to READ, READ, READ!  Our AGI Summer Reading Program aims to motivate students to develop good reading habits, explore new genres of literature, enjoy the books that they choose to read, and prevent “Summer Slide.”  Research shows us the wonderful benefits of reading 30 minutes daily, therefore, we challenge our AGI students to read as many books as possible over the summer. Happy reading!

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The purpose of Summer Reading is to:

  • encourage students to read and enjoy a new book.

  • develop students’ ability to choose books for themselves.

  • allow students the opportunity to explore topics of their own interest and genre.

  • sustain literacy skills over the summer to avoid “summer slide”.

  • foster a vibrant and diverse community of readers upon students’ return to school in the fall.

Students are encouraged to: 

  • read a balanced diet of books. Push yourself to read outside of your typical selections.

  • choose new books or revisit old favorites.

  • choose books that are not too easy or too hard.


We hope you will encourage your child to participate in Summer Reading and help them to avoid the "Summer Slide" because AGI Illuminates Literacy, even in the summer! Have a safe, healthy, relaxing summer! 

Importance of Summer Reading

Why is it important to read over the summer?

¿Por qué es importante leer en el verano?

How to Beat the Summer Slide

Lectura: Una Parte Crítica De Tu Verano

Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?

¿Porqué No Puedo Brincar mis Veinte Minutos de Lectura Esta Noche?


What books should my child read?

We feel that it is very important to provide students with choice in what they read. Please help your children find “just right” books to match their interests and reading abilities. This usually means that they can read most of the words and understand the ideas.

If they are interested in a book that is too difficult for them, that would be a wonderful book for you to read to them. If you would like book suggestions, you can find book lists in the section below. The book lists are meant to provide you with a place to start when choosing books for your child. The lists include books on a variety of topics, reading levels, and genres by different authors that should be easy to find at the local library or bookstore.. 

Check out these book suggestions


Explore the Chester County Library

Participate in a summer reading program through Track your reading online or through the app to chart progress and earn prizes. There will be on-line activities, games, and puzzles to explore. Check out their new e-books and e-audiobooks- all available through Overdrive or the Libby app.


Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program

FInd out more on the Barnes and Noble website!


Visit the Book Barn (a local resource for books)

FInd out more on their website!


Additional Reading Programs

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

Metropolitan Summer Reading Program – Oceans of Possibilities 2022