Read Tree

Read Under a Tree

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book outside and read under a tree!  After reading use the picture of the tree and fill out the title, author, setting, summary, and main character.  You can also draw a picture of yourself reading under the tree.  If you read with a friend be […]

summer reading

Summer Reading Challenge

Kids!  This blog is for you!!  How much time will you spend reading this summer?  Can you spend 60 minutes reading?  500 minutes? ONE THOUSAND?!  Take the Simple Solutions Summer Reading Challenge and find out!  First, get your parents permission, then print out the game board below, and color a square for every 20 minutes you […]

Thankful For Books

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and now is the time teachers use themed activities for their students. Attached is a language arts Thanksgiving activity.  This activity is versatile. Whether your students read long chapter books or short picture books, they will be able to use the characters they read about. In this activity, students will invite […]

50 free ideas for summer fun

Beat the summer boredom blues with these fun, festive and free ideas. Summer break is in full swing. Kids are excited to ditch the homework and routine of the school day, but more often than not that translates into “boredom blues” once school is out. Beat the blues with these 50 fun and festive ways […]

Get Unplugged and Enjoy Reading for Pleasure

According to research, many parents say their kids watch even more television during the summer than they do at other times of the year. To get unplugged for a while, turn to a great summer book list like this one from readingrockets.org. Your kids can keep track of their reading progress using the reading log provided […]

High School Prep

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school prep with this summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]