Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fun Summer Learning Activities

As summer approaches it's time to start thinking about ways that students can continue their learning after leaving your classroom for the year. A lot of schools assign summer reading lists or summer assignments for students to complete on their own. Creating fun and meaningful summer assignments is a lot of work and not something a lot of teachers have the energy for by the time June arrives. Fortunately, ReadWriteThink.org has created a great list of fun and meaningful summer learning activities. ReadWriteThink.org has summer activities appropriate for all students in grades K through 12.

Applications for Education
Each activity from ReadWriteThink.org is designed to develop writing and reading skills. The activities allow for student choice in regards to reading material and final product design. One aspect of the ReadWriteThink.org activities that teachers in lower income or rural school districts is that some of the activity ideas can easily be altered for completion offline.