Summer Reading & Math

Grade 5

Math Recommendations

The 5th Grade teachers recommend working on IXL over the summer to strengthen and retain math skills. There is no specific requirement, but it is a great online program to review, reinforce, and enhance math skills. We have seen tremendous growth for those that use the program during the summer months. If you forget your password or are new to Legacy then please reach out and we will set up login information. Please contact 5th-grade teacher Kristie Mitchell at

Reading Recommendations

Studies show that daily reading offers students several benefits. It improves concentration and memory, critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills, and written expression. Because reading comprehension is a cross-curricular skill, it also yields higher achievement in all school subjects and helps students better deal with increasing demands of schoolwork as they grow older. Advanced reading comprehension that develops in students who read for pleasure is also the single biggest indicator of success on the ACT and SAT. Finally, students who read regularly develop empathy for others, learn about the world beyond themselves, become life-long learners, and have a productive way to deal with stress.

To help students develop these important skills, we recommend students read 20-30 minutes 5 times per week. Advanced students hoping to be best prepared for Honors-level classes should challenge themselves more by reading 45 minutes 5 times a week. In addition, we encourage families to develop a culture of reading in your home. Parents, let your child see you reading for pleasure, and talk to him or her about the books you love. Have a book club, letting your teen choose the book, and then come together over delicious food to talk about the book. Starting or continuing read-alouds as a family can also create passion for reading in students and connect your family in new ways as well. Creating a family reading culture will positively impact your child’s learning, deepen family relationships, and forge impactful memories.

As with any suggested reading list, we encourage parents to preview books both for content and reading level to make sure books are right for your student.

Christian Books

Girls of 622 Harbor View series, Melody Carlson
Kingdom series, Chuck Black
Left Behind: The Kids series, Jerry B. Jenkins
Narnia series, C. S. Lewis
Red Wall series, Brian Jacques
Sons of Angels series, Jerel Law
The Amazing Tales of Max & Liz series, Jeremy L. Cote
The Cooper Kids Adventure series, Frank E. Peretti
The Door Within, Wayne Thomas
The Prince Warrior series, Priscilla Shirer 


Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
One-Handed Catch, MJ Auch
Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper
Rush Revere series, Rush Limbaugh
Shilo, Phyllis R. Naylor
The Land of Stories series, Chris Colfer
Wonder, R. J. Palacio

Torchbearer List

A Ray of Light, Walter Wick
An Invisible Thread: a Young Reader's Edition, Laura Schroff
Because of the Rabbit, Cynthia Lord
Carter Reads the Newspaper, Deborah Hopkinson
Courageous: A Novel of Dunkirk, Yona Zeldis McDonough
Library on Wheels, Sharlee Glenn
Life According to Og the Frog, Betty G. Birney
Louisiana’s Way Home, Kate DiCamillo
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World, Barry Wittenstein
The Winter War, Priscilla Shirer

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