The school year isn't even over and I'm already pondering how I can prepare next year's students to be readers who couldn't possibly stop reading during the summer between first and second grade. I'm already thinking about this because I know that preventing the infamous summer slide starts on day one of the school year. I'd better be ready.
In the meantime, I'm also thinking about this year's crew, and I've got a few things to help them along the way through their summer of books. A few years ago, I borrowed an idea from Miss Trayers. (She has many ideas worth borrowing. Click on her name and you'll see some of the ways she helps her readers during the summer.)
I've modified her original idea a bit by specifically including trips to the library. Click on the graphic below and you can get your own copy. If I've done it right, you can edit.
I've also recently come to the conclusion that many parents don't quite understand how important the library is to their child's summer reading life and they might not even know how to best use it, so I'm also sending home information about library tips. Check it out here.