Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sizzling with Free Summer Reading Resources and Activities

Here in Tallahassee school ends on May 31st. I've put together some great ideas and free resources to help stop the "Summer Slide" for your kids and their parents. We all know how important it is to keep our kids reading and writing all summer long so I have put together a few for you to check out.

At the local level parents should check out their library for their summer reading programs for elementary students. I know I always signed my kids up each summer. Usually there is a theme and books related to the theme as well as fun activities each week.

Scholastic has a wonderful  on line reading program with printables that you can check out and register for by clicking on the picture below.
You might also want to check out Reading Rockets which has a wonderful list of activities and websites with free reading and writing activities as well as great tips and ideas for parents about other summer activities to do with your kids. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below.
I found several Free Summer Reading Programs listed that you can access for different reading levels which you can check out by clicking on the image below.
 Education.com has a 10 week fun program to help kids beat the summer slide. There are lots of fun literacy activities for each of the 10 weeks and all you have to do is register. It's free. To find out more you can click on the picture below.
I just revised my Hooray for Summer Literacy Activities for Grade 1-2 that you may want to check out.
There are 8 different literacy activities to include a Summer Word Sort, Summer Noun Sort, Summer Word Syllable Sort, Summer Compound Word Match and Writing Activity, Making and Writing Sentences about Summer and a few more fun activities. When you download the Preview you will get this free activity.
How about another literacy freebie?  This free packet includes 2 Summer Phrases that students can make words and then write sentences using a few of the words they made. It would make a fun end of the year activity! It can be done in pairs or individually as a time activity, literacy activity or contest.
If you would like to download your free activity packet just click on the image below.
I have lots of educational Pinterest boards for you to check out by clicking HERE. Hope you will follow me on Pinterest. 
Here is my most popular one you might want to follow.
You may also want to check out some of my other blog posts about summer for some great free activities and resources. Just click HERE.

Thanks for making a difference for all the students in your classroom this last year. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation and take some time for yourself.

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1 comment:

  1. We have eight more days of school this year...not that I'm counting.

    Thank you for sharing on Freebie Friday.

    Mary
    Artistry of Education

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