2. Have the start a summer reading log. There are many great reading logs out there below are a few links to my favorites.
Bookworm game by Martha Stewart
Scholastic Reading Log
3. Help students create there own summer reading list. Don't just have your students set a goal of how many books they want to read over the summer, let them decide which books they want to read. Reading Rockets has a great summer reading list on there web site. But I think its better if kids make their own list. Preview some books, have your students remember some books that they enjoyed during the year, find books by the same author or on the same topic and have them write down the books that they want to read. Again make sure students know how to use their local public library, how to search for books in the library and how to put books on hold.
Here are two different plan sheets for the summer!
5. Have your students blog what they're reading over the summer. Your students will be excited to be able to keep in touch with their classmates and having them tell about what they are reading will also help to keep their writing skills sharp over the summer. Edublogs is a great resource for students to have a secure place to blog about what they are learning.
If you have any other ideas that you are using in your classrooms I'd love you to leave a comment and share them below!