A few weeks ago, I sent home a letter asking for book donations. Students brought in old, age appropriate books, that they no longer wanted. I spread them out all around the classroom along the window sills, along the desks, and along the tables.
I put together bags for students to use to hold their new summer book collection. I started their collection with two brand new books ($1 books from Scholastic), bookmarks, stickers, and a CD with our class photos.
Students lined up and took turns walking around the room and filling their bag with new (to them) books, one at a time.
Students were excited to bring their summer book collection home to kick start their summer reading.
How do you encourage summer reading?