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New In Radnor Summer Reading: Choice

Radnor Middle School's new method "encourages students to go beyond that requirement and read what they love all summer long."

Summer reading — a phrase that adults may love and kids may not.

But is trying a new strategy that they hope will encourage its students to read this summer and for the rest of their lives.

Instead of assigning a select number of summer reading titles, the school has developed lists of suggested summer reading titles for students and parents to consider. Students are also free to choose other books that may especially interest them, according to the Radnor Township School District.

Find book recommendations from best-selling author James Patterson and reading recommendations from Radnor librarians in Radnor Patch's Summer Reading Guide.

"Radnor Middle School students have varied interests and are diverse learners. Past practice of assigning a select number of summer reading titles did not entirely reflect this range of passions," reads a statement from the school district to Radnor Patch.

"While students are required to read two books and complete their grade-level assignment, the middle school language arts teachers hope this new method encourages students to go beyond that requirement and read what they love all summer long."

Attached to this article are the recommended reading lists for 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Radnor Middle School.

What's on your summer reading list? Tell us in the comments below.

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