Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Summer Reading is Now Summer Stories!

In summer 2020 we want Beverly Middle School students to spend time interacting with different stories - and creating some of their own. Stories can live in books, but they live in lots of other places too. We want you to explore the many ways that we create and share stories. Go to the website at (Note there is a section in Spanish!)

See this sheet for more information and also don't forget to check out Summer Reading at the Beverly Public Library for kids, teens and adults!

Summer Stories Expectations
Students should pick at least one activity (but hopefully many!) from each of the two choice boards on the website. One is labeled Read - Listen - Watch. Those choices are about consuming stories (reading books or other text, audio and digital stories, etc.). The other is labeled Connect - Create - Share; here, you use stories to make connections with your own life and with other people. If all those choices are a little too much for you, try the Streamlined Choice Board.

Students can track their stories to show to their ELA teacher in the fall. Students in grades 6-8 should expect to complete other activities relating to Summer Stories on returning to school in September. These assignments will be part of the Q1 grade.

Get a Free Used Book!
BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick has dozens of great used books from her giveaway bins and would love to get them into the hands of kids to read and enjoy this summer! See the list of giveaway books online - if you see one that looks good to you, then fill out this form to request it. 

You can pick the book up at Beverly High School on Tuesday or Friday morning, the same times that food is available for pickup. A confirmation email will be sent you to about the day it will be available for contactless pickup. Books will be put into in a plain paper bag with your name on it and placed in the vestibule outside the cafeteria. If you are unable to get to the high school to pick it up, you will have an option to provide your address so it can be delivered to your home (Beverly only). This may take a little longer.