Summer Learning - NCTE



2019 NCTE Reads

Back by popular demand, this online summer book club for NCTE members will run from July 7 – August 3.

We will be reading  Workshopping the Canon by Mary Styslinger.


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NCTE Invites you to

In the Author’s Chair

A Conversation with Carla Shalaby

Thursday, August 1, 2019

7:00 p.m. ET | Online

Join us for a members-only
live discussion of the book
Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom
from Young Children at School
 with author Carla Shalaby.

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Additional Ideas and Activities


Support Literacy Learning All Year Long

Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?


Celebrate the First Day of Summer with Literacy Activities!

Providing opportunities for students to read regularly during the summer can prevent documented reading achievement losses. The bottom line is that students who read during the summer do better in the fall.


Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading

Giving students choice in their summer reading lists is important. Devote time during your last weeks of school to promote summer reading by inviting students to create brochures and flyers that suggest books and genres to explore during the summer months.


Explore Summers Past and Present

Have fun sharing favorite summer memories. In this activity, children think about their own memories and answer questions before asking the same questions of someone older.


Poetic Memories of Summer

Use the sun-splashed days of summer to inspire children to write poetry. Interactive, online poetry tools guide them as they explore the writing process.