summer reading survival guide {a craftivity}

With the school year coming to a close, I am feeling mixed emotions. I am excited for summer, because I am one exhausted teacher... but I am sad to see my little ones go onto third grade. They were my first class and I had them for two years. In my classroom there is a unique unity and camaraderie between my students. I will be sad to see that go. I have also worked and worked and WORKED with them on reading fluency and comprehension. I am sending on a group of FANTASTIC readers and I am really proud of the progress they have made the past two years. {Oh man... I'm gonna miss those kiddos!} 

Even though I will only be their teacher for another 3 weeks, I will always be invested in their education!  I will still care whether or not they read during the summer. {I am sure you feel the same way!} I am going to STRESS to them how important it is to read everyday!! We have made too much progress for them to back-track.  So... to encourage their summer reading, we will be making this summer reading craftivity pictured below. During the last week of school my students will be committing to goals like: I will read 20 minutes each weeknight, I will read 5 days a week, or I will read 4 chapter books this summer.

This activity will make your students excited to read this summer!

Included in This Packet:
- Summer reading goal craftivity {with & without handwriting lines}
- Letter to parents {2 versions}
- Reading record sheet {2 versions}
- Book report worksheet
- Student award {for when they reach their goal}

How do you encourage summer reading in your classroom?


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  2. So important for these students to continue to read over the summer! Thanks for your summer reading ideas!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. This is such a good idea!! Thanks Lindsey :)


  4. Reading this post made me think of me.... next year! I'm a first year teacher and I'm looping with my students to 3rd grade next year. My class has really built that "family-like" atmosphere, which is one reason my principal has decided to keep us all together. I'll definitely be sad when I have to get a new bunch of kiddos, but I still got a ways ;) Your reading unit looks great, BTW. I'm off to TpT to check it out!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. What a great blog! I am your newest follower. I teach 1st grade and I hope you'll check out my blog!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade


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