With only 9 days of school left, we’re in the midst of making plans for summer reading!
Today, I invited my fifth graders to recommend a book to others in class for potential summer reading. They were so excited as they raced through the classroom library to find loved books that they had read previously at some point during their fifth grade year.
While I sat at the front of the room in our meeting area, my students started to stack their recommended books next to the read aloud that we just finished as a class (if you haven’t yet read The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary yet, you must do it soon!).
With nine days remaining, read aloud will be a little different- either I or one of my students will give a book introduction and read the first few pages aloud to the class. Today, we enjoyed the first few pages of The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee, Book one in Keeper of the Lost Cities, and Book one in The Series of Unfortunate Events.
As the pages were read aloud, I heard whispers of, “Oh, I have to read this one!” and “I’m adding this to my list!”
I’m looking forward to continuing our summer reading planning over our final days of fifth grade! This coming Wednesday, I’m going to share my parent summer reading letter and more details about our summer reading planning.
Happy reading, friends!
One response to “Planning for Summer Reading: Read Aloud!”
Oh, I love this. I have 2.5 more weeks and things are getting a little discombobulated in my middle school reading classroom, but I can completely see sharing our favorites and tracking our to-reads to look for over the summer. Thank you!