One Book One School... Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R.A. Scotti
This summer everyone is asked to read Sudden Sea by R.A Scotti in honor of Westerly's 350th birthday.
In honor of Westerly's 350th birthday, all grades are asked to read this book, "the gripping and unforgettable story of the Great Hurricane of 1938, still remembered by all who survived it as the most terrifying moment in their lives.”
“At the ragtag end of summer, a strange ochre light came off the ocean, and an eerie siren filled the air. Those who heard this wordless chantey would never forget it, as with it came a wave that would wash their world away…”
See box below for interesting video links about the Great Hurricane of 1938
Please encourage your child to read for pleasure and enrichment.
In their School Library Journal article, Summer Reading Programs Boosts Student Achievement, Study Says, Carol Fiore and Susan Roman inform us that "Based on the findings of a recent three-year study by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, we can confirm what many librarians have long suspected: students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. In fact, we found that kids who participate in these programs are 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers who do not. Summer reading programs are also an antidote for learning loss. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show gains."
Nov. 10 2010. http://www.slj.com/2010/11/students/summer-reading-programs-boost-student-achievement-study-says/#_