Every teacher dreams that their students will read all summer and that they have instilled a love of reading. Unfortunately the truth is many of our students don't read all summer long and they return to school reading at a lower level than when they left. Parents get busy and may not make reading a priority.
Why not doing a lesson on keeping their brains smart over the summer?
Talk to your students about what they can do over the summer to keep themselves reading. Help them brainstorm ideas as to where they can get books, magazines, etc.
Ideas: Go to the library, swap books with a friend, shop at garage sales, download on a Kindle or other device . . .
Have your students write a reading plan. Have them include when they will read, where they will read and how long they will read.
Ask your students to display their poster in a place where they can see it all summer long. Hopefully, the visual will help them remember their plan.
Here is a FREEBIE poster that you can use with your students. Just click on the picture.