Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge

If you're like me, you worked really hard setting up an independent reading climate this year in your classroom. I know I worked really hard to building a reading life for my students all year. Through book talks and book clubs, many of my students left with a love of reading. Throughout the year we also used a variation of Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge. If you haven't heard of her 40 Book Challenge check out her 'revisited' blog post {here}.

Today, on my first Friday of summer vacation I created my own summery take on the 40 Book Challenge.

I give you the 20 Book Summer Challenge! 

This summer reading log has spaces for 20 different books. All "genres" have been replaced with summer topics such as "Family Vacation Fiction" or "Hot Reads!" Templates are included for both a blank student choice fill-in or 5th and 6th grade recommendations for each category!

I'm going to email this to my students to help keep the summer reading going! Hopefully, a few of my fifth graders will take me up on this summer reading challenge! Last year we participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading program but this year, I thought my students may want an additional challenge since so many of them loved our 40 Book Challenge this year!

What do you do in your classroom to help promote summer reading?
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