Summer is right around the corner, and parents everywhere are starting to ask teachers
can you PLEASE keep them longer?! what they can have their students do over the summer to keep their school skills solid?
We're so glad they ask!
One of easiest answers we give is, have them read.
One of the easiest things we give them to encourage reading is a Summer Reading Log.
There's just something about copying and folding activities into booklets that bait our students time and again...Case in point - Spelling Dictionaries and Summer Skills Booklets. Hook, line and sinker! Plus, they're super easy for us to just copy, fold, staple and send.
We've provided Summer Reading log templates for younger and older readers that you can choose from.
Our Summer Reading Logs are parent friendly, with tips for "Helping Your Child Learn to Read" for younger readers, or "Tips for Building Fluency and Comprehension" for older readers, parents have summer tips at their fingertips for fostering readers long past Labor Day.
Our main goal for summer reading is for parents to keep it fun and easy and for students to build motivation, independence and stamina for self-sustained reading on their own. We want them to build accountability by recording either the titles and authors they read or the date, title and amount of time they read each day. We find providing a fool proof procedure for summer reading helps our parents out tremendously. It's easy to follow and kids are motivated to record in their reading books!
Along the way, we've given them a place to record some of their favorite summer stories. Consider it a 'best of' list for them to forever remember their favorite summer book titles.
bribe encourage our class to bring their Summer Reading Logs back to us at the start of the new school year. We don't care if they've moved onto a new class, we are happy to reward their reading!
Looking for a Summer Reading Log that will encourage your students to read, read, read and then, read some more this summer? You can grab our Summer Reading Log for FREE from our TpT Shop.
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