All rising 2nd-4th graders are required to complete a summer reading log, which can be downloaded from the blue button below. Students should strive to read at least 15 minutes/day.


Our media specialist, Cindy Flowers, has provided the following reading levels for each grade level based on the Fountas and Pinnel reading system used at JDA.


Please use this information as a guideline for your child's summer reading.


2nd grade 

  • Fountas and Pinnel levels I-M
  • Lexile range 350-590


3rd grade

  • Fountas and Pinnel levels M-Q
  • Lexile range 590-700


4th grade

  • Fountas and Pinnel levels O-U
  • Lexile range 650-850

Lower School Students

Upper School Students


Rising 7th-12th grade students need to read two books, either fiction or non-fiction, and write a summary which includes the following:

  • Setting
  • Character descriptions
  • Statement about the theme (author's message)