1st Grade
Summer Reading Assignment


Dear Parents,

We have compiled a list of our favorite authors whose books you may enjoy reading with your child this summer. Titles by these authors can be found in the Great Neck Public Library and may be used to work on the summer reading activity enclosed at the end of this packet. The finished project should be handed in by September 9, 2011. Happy reading!

The First Grade Teachers


1. Eric Carle
2. H. A. Rey (Curious George series)
3. Else Holmelund Minarik (Little Bear series)
4. Arnold Lobel (Frog and Toad Series)
5. Miriam Cohen
6. Cynthia Rylant (Poppleton, Henry and Mudge)
7. Jan Brett
8. Kevin Henkes
9. Gail Gibbons
10. Edward/James Marshall

See You In September!


First Grade Reading Activity

Directions: Your child should try to read at least one book during the summer. Then select one or more of the activities from the list below to complete, alone or with adult help. The finished project should be brought in by September 9, 2011.**

1. Create a paper bag puppet of one of the story characters. Write the character's name and the title of the book on the bag.

2. Create a new cover for the book you read. Make sure your cover includes the title, author and illustrator.

3. Draw a picture of your favorite part of the book. Include the title and author of the book in your picture.

4. Write a letter to the author telling him/her what you liked about the book.


** The first grade teachers will gladly offer assistance with the summer reading project or answer any questions during the first two weeks of school.

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