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Then & Now: Crafting Summer Reading Plans

2019 – Summer Stack Shelfies

Around this time last year, we created a productive mess all over Room 104. Our summer reading anchor charts were pinned to the naked bulletin board, a sea of monthly “Shelfies” stretched across the floor, and readers were buzzing about books. Fourth graders were hard at work crafting Best Books Lists and Summer Reading Plans. Pure bliss!

2020 – Book Bulletin Boards

This year, our unique online classroom structure served as an invitation to try out a similar process with a new product – digital bulletin boards! With the same high spirits, readers reached for former reading experiences and book talks, public library and bookstore collections, and recommendations from loved ones. Here are a handful of summer reading plans from rising 5th graders:

Two days ago, we wrapped up the 2019-2020 school year. We were proud and smiley. We were sad and tearful. It is always bittersweet. Together, we made history this year. We are ready for a break, and we are ready for some summer reading. See you in August!

1 thought on “Then & Now: Crafting Summer Reading Plans”

  1. I do look forward to your contributions along with those of the other contributors to this site. So many “children’s” books with so many “adult” messages/meanings. Have always enjoyed choosing young books to gift to older readers! Thank you!

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