TRY THIS TOMORROW: SUMMER READING SHELFIE
For the first six weeks of school, teachers are often focused on building a community of readers and writers in their classrooms – this is a great investment that pays off dividends for the rest of the year.
A word of caution, hold off on getting your students to do their own shelfies until everyone has read a few books. This prevents some students from being embarrassed by their lack of reading over the summer. Remember, we want to grow their reading identity, not stunt it!
Take a look at the shelfies below from two middle school teachers at Ridgeview Middle School and one of our literacy coaches: