Summer reading is essential, and I know many of us want to turn our brains off during the summer especially if we teach all school year and want to relax with our families, but reading is critical. That is why I started making these summer reading calendars as a way to help teachers encourage families to read all summer long without too much pressure. If this is too daunting for your students, download our summer reading bucket list instead.
The reality is that if we want children to be good readers, they need to SEE themselves as readers, and the only way that happens is to get books in their hands. The reason I made these calendars so flexible and don’t suggest specific titles is that the number one way to get kids to enjoy reading is to let them read what they want. These calendars are prompts and can be used as a scaffold, not a strict checklist. Reading should be fun, and I hope these summer reading prompts in the form of summer reading calendars help make it even more fun this summer.
Each day you will find a fun prompt like “Read with a flashlight” or “Read a book about dinosaurs” which you can use to inspire your reading for the day. Click the link below to download the free summer reading prompts.
Need Summer Reading Book Suggestions?
We have a whole resource page just for you. It lists book lists and other suggestions for each day. Of course, you can use these suggestions any day too.
My New Book
Are you a teacher? A Homeschooling parent? Do you need help teaching literacy to your preschoolers? My new book Setting The Stage for Rock-Star Readers comes out June 1st and is the perfect book for teachers that want to create a developmentally appropriate print-rich environment for children 2.5 – 5. The activities in the book work together to give teachers with and without formal ECE backgrounds ideas of how to set the stage and build a strong foundation for their literacy development.
If you are a parent looking for help supporting your child develop a life long love of reading my book Raising A Rock-Star Reader is perfect for you. You don’t have to trust me you can check out the reviews on Amazon here –> Raising A Rock-Star Reader