Reading is a skill which requires practice, just like basketball or math facts. Summer reading helps students of all ages keep their skills sharp so they are ready when school begins again in the fall. Reading throughout the summer not only enhances basic reading skills, it creates unique opportunities for learning, exploring, and growing. The suggested Summer Reading List is designed to encourage students to enjoy quality literature and to continue developing their independent reading skills. Students participation in the program is voluntary. Students who choose to participate in the reading program are required to complete a minimum of five books.