Brockton Public Schools
Summer Reading List and Log

Dream Big Read

Recommended Reading for Students Entering Grades 1 & 2

Dear Family:

Reading is an important part of everyday life. Just because it is summer, students should not put their books away! Brockton Public Schools invite you and your family to participate in our Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Dream Big, READ!”

The importance of summer reading cannot be overemphasized. Educational researchers note that some children’s reading levels dropped as much as two grades when students did not read regularly over the summer months. It is really simple: the more students read the better readers they become. Your support is a critical part of the Summer Reading Program.

Students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 are required to read at least one book from the Recommended Authors List, the Optional Titles List or students may also choose to read a book of their choice. As a parent or guardian, you may choose a book to read together.

Students will list all books they have read on the Reading Log and then complete an activity for ONE book from the Option Blocks. Extra forms will be available at all branches of the Brockton Public Library and on the Brockton Public Schools’ website:

In September, students will have conversations centering on their summer reading. Students will pass in Reading Logs and Option Block activities and participate in school celebrations planned at each building.


Kathleen A. Smith, JD

Superintendent of Schools

Recommended Authors List

Optional Titles Available at Public Libraries

For Students Entering Grade 6

For Students Entering Grade 7

For Students Entering Grade 8

Or a book of your choice!




Reading Log

Title Parent or Guardian Initials

Brockton Public Library Summer Schedule

Please contact your local library for summer hours of operation or check online at

Main Library

304 Main Street

East Branch

54 Kingman Street

West Branch

540 Forest Avenue

Recommended Websites for Parents

School Parent Website

National Parent Teacher Association – Reading Tips

U.S. Dept. of Education – Reading Tips for Parents