playground

Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

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 […]

I am thankful for email!

  I love getting presents in the mail, especially when they are surprises.  Today one of our readers sent me pictures of our Thanksgiving Activity that she completed with her students.  In her note, she said that the “Thanksgiving projects turned out so cute.  It was a great project to get them thinking of character […]

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 […]

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 […]