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5 Short Stories for Summer Reading Anytime

 

By Scholastic Magazines+ Editors

Grades: 3-6

Source: Scholastic Magazines+

How do you motivate kids to read during the summer? With engaging stories they simply can’t resist! These 5 thrilling texts from Scholastic Magazines+ are written just for your students, with kid-friendly topics and just-right reading levels. Plus, they’re flexible enough to share however you choose!

1. Search for Pirate’s Gold (Grade 3)

In 1717, a pirate ship laden with stolen gold sunk in a violent storm off the coast of Cape Cod. That’s just the start of this captivating nonfiction story from Storyworks 3 More than 250 years later, a local history buff made a childhood dream come true by finding the ship’s treasure. This amazing true tale is available at four reading levels to give every student access

2. Roll with a Skateboard Star (Grade 4)

Sky won a medal at the World Skateboarding Championships—and she’s just 11 years old! Scholastic News tells her remarkable story. Sky trains every day, balancing school and friendships with perfecting tricks like the frontside 540. She hopes to become one of the youngest summer Olympians ever.

3. Discover Far-out Flavors (Grades 3–5)

Care for a scoop of geranium ice cream? Kids will get a kick out of this sweet story from DynaMath about crazy flavors from the nation’s ice cream shops. It comes with math skills activities that focus on using bills and coins, along with a fun video tour of an ice cream factory in Brooklyn, New York.

4. Hop on the Frog Patrol (Grades 3–6)

Even a kid can be a citizen scientist! In this inspiring article from SuperScience, students learn about Frogwatch USA, whose volunteers observe amphibians to help conservation efforts. We’ve also included a how-to on animal spotting, an interactive game featuring real frog calls and more.

5. Have a Sea Turtle Summer (Grades 4–6)

Many children will identify with the feeling of having a friend move away. When that happens to Marco in this heartwarming play from Storyworks, he ends up taking part in a sea turtle rescue that teaches him healing life lessons. After reading, kids can show what they learned with eight skill-builder activity sheets!

We hope these stories help you encourage students to read for pleasure this summer. To inspire reading all next year, choose from Scholastic Magazines+ for every grade and subject. Start with a 30-day free trial!

How do you motivate kids to read during the summer? With engaging stories they simply can’t resist! These 5 thrilling texts from Scholastic Magazines+ are written just for your students, with kid-friendly topics and just-right reading levels. Plus, they’re flexible enough to share however you choose!

1. Search for Pirate’s Gold (Grade 3)

In 1717, a pirate ship laden with stolen gold sunk in a violent storm off the coast of Cape Cod. That’s just the start of this captivating nonfiction story from Storyworks 3 More than 250 years later, a local history buff made a childhood dream come true by finding the ship’s treasure. This amazing true tale is available at four reading levels to give every student access

2. Roll with a Skateboard Star (Grade 4)

Sky won a medal at the World Skateboarding Championships—and she’s just 11 years old! Scholastic News tells her remarkable story. Sky trains every day, balancing school and friendships with perfecting tricks like the frontside 540. She hopes to become one of the youngest summer Olympians ever.

3. Discover Far-out Flavors (Grades 3–5)

Care for a scoop of geranium ice cream? Kids will get a kick out of this sweet story from DynaMath about crazy flavors from the nation’s ice cream shops. It comes with math skills activities that focus on using bills and coins, along with a fun video tour of an ice cream factory in Brooklyn, New York.

4. Hop on the Frog Patrol (Grades 3–6)

Even a kid can be a citizen scientist! In this inspiring article from SuperScience, students learn about Frogwatch USA, whose volunteers observe amphibians to help conservation efforts. We’ve also included a how-to on animal spotting, an interactive game featuring real frog calls and more.

5. Have a Sea Turtle Summer (Grades 4–6)

Many children will identify with the feeling of having a friend move away. When that happens to Marco in this heartwarming play from Storyworks, he ends up taking part in a sea turtle rescue that teaches him healing life lessons. After reading, kids can show what they learned with eight skill-builder activity sheets!

We hope these stories help you encourage students to read for pleasure this summer. To inspire reading all next year, choose from Scholastic Magazines+ for every grade and subject. Start with a 30-day free trial!

How do you motivate kids to read during the summer? With engaging stories they simply can’t resist! These 5 thrilling texts from Scholastic Magazines+ are written just for your students, with kid-friendly topics and just-right reading levels. Plus, they’re flexible enough to share however you choose!

1. Search for Pirate’s Gold (Grade 3)

In 1717, a pirate ship laden with stolen gold sunk in a violent storm off the coast of Cape Cod. That’s just the start of this captivating nonfiction story from Storyworks 3 More than 250 years later, a local history buff made a childhood dream come true by finding the ship’s treasure. This amazing true tale is available at four reading levels to give every student access

2. Roll with a Skateboard Star (Grade 4)

Sky won a medal at the World Skateboarding Championships—and she’s just 11 years old! Scholastic News tells her remarkable story. Sky trains every day, balancing school and friendships with perfecting tricks like the frontside 540. She hopes to become one of the youngest summer Olympians ever.

3. Discover Far-out Flavors (Grades 3–5)

Care for a scoop of geranium ice cream? Kids will get a kick out of this sweet story from DynaMath about crazy flavors from the nation’s ice cream shops. It comes with math skills activities that focus on using bills and coins, along with a fun video tour of an ice cream factory in Brooklyn, New York.

4. Hop on the Frog Patrol (Grades 3–6)

Even a kid can be a citizen scientist! In this inspiring article from SuperScience, students learn about Frogwatch USA, whose volunteers observe amphibians to help conservation efforts. We’ve also included a how-to on animal spotting, an interactive game featuring real frog calls and more.

5. Have a Sea Turtle Summer (Grades 4–6)

Many children will identify with the feeling of having a friend move away. When that happens to Marco in this heartwarming play from Storyworks, he ends up taking part in a sea turtle rescue that teaches him healing life lessons. After reading, kids can show what they learned with eight skill-builder activity sheets!

We hope these stories help you encourage students to read for pleasure this summer. To inspire reading all next year, choose from Scholastic Magazines+ for every grade and subject. Start with a 30-day free trial!