Summer Resources-Reading

Here is the letter I sent out with summer resources: Summer Letter 2019

Here is also a link to Ms. Corrigan’s reading packet: Gr. 4 Summer Reading Packet

Participate in the Holy Rosary Summer Reading Program. Forms will be included in the final report card envelope.

Here are some great links for summer reading ideas, lists and more!


Reading on Epic! can help prevent summer slide and allow your children to stretch their imaginations this summer.


The children have LOVED reading the articles from News-o-matic this year. It’s a great way to keep up on summer reading and also what is happening in the world. Many students have shared that they enjoy reading articles at home, as well as at school. We are fortunate to have this resource available to them through the summer. It is a an excellent source of non-fiction reading. The site also has comprehension checks to support/build reading skills.

To access News-o-Matic: 

1.) Go to the website on a desktop/laptop: OR access through iPad using the free app (–make sure it is the correct app because there are a few options. The “edu” is the school version)

2.) Enter username and password (students know this and also have this written on the back of their Newsomatic checklist)

3.) Refer to the News-o-matic checklist to help you read carefully.

4.) Enjoy!!!!

More Reading Ideas and Supports:

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

What to read?

Favorite Books for 4th Graders

Seattle Public Library

Book Adventure: Create book lists, take quizzes on books and more:

Reading comprehension:

4th grade level  

5th grade level

Vocabulary building activities

Books Should be Free (formally Audio Owl) makes the world’s public domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and easily searchable way. You can search for a specific title, or use the genre list to visually scan through hundreds of titles. Books may be previewed directly on the site, or you may download them directly into iTunes, or as zipped mp3 files. The downloads are broken into chapters.