And then I saw this video:
And then I immediately shared it with my colleagues and shared some suggestions to talk up summer reading in an email:
And then this led to an important conversation with my 4th and 5th grade students and we created a plan for their summer reading.
We folded a piece of paper in quarters and then two more folds about an inch on the top and bottom. The top is for the title: Summer Reading. Each square is to think about and record Who? we can read with or to; What? we can read (genres, authors, series, new titles); Where? we can read; When? we can read (including every day!) and the bottom Why? it is so important to continue reading all summer.
Here are a couple examples:
I feel the sense of urgency to continue reading through the summer --
And now my students feel it too. Happy reading!