Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer reading and summer programs

Teaching, Learning, and Student Supports currently being running by vice-chair Monfredo
Rodrigues: meeting with community members to see how summer school could be an extension of various programs across the city
How to best mobilize the community on the importance of summer reading
Some (super cute) posters that will be going up across the city to emphasize summer reading; the slogan is "Best thing about summer is having more time to read."
list of authors is a suggested list
a "menu" of options for responding to summer reading*: Biancheria "fabulous ideas, fabulous ideas!"
Monfredo: number of books: consider going by pages rather than number of books
"don't want summer school program to be a drop-in center"
drawing students back into school as if they miss time
is there a plan if attendance drops off? Yes, Rodrigues says.
curriculum an engaging one
signs on buses about summer reading
summer school data? Rodrigues: pre and post format of assessment

Biancheria: appreciate the work put in, different creative ideas
connect-Ed messages
any incentives? It was discussed...passes for art museum, Ecotarium, movies

O'Connell: books that you enjoy as well as books that students can learn from
Like the time and effort that went into that

Motion is to file and have the summer reading move forward as proposed

*grades preK- grade 2: 5 books, parent log to fill out

grades 3-6 : 5 books to read: pick one for each book

  • illustrate your favorite part
  • design a postcard
  • create a character sketch
  • write a letter to a character
  • write a letter to the author
  • write a journal or diary event using a character
  • design a book jacket
grades 7-8: 3 books to read
  • download and fill out a double-entry journal (first book read)
  • illustrate a role from a scene in the book; then explain what you drew and why you drew it (second book read)
then choose
  • letter to the author
  • comic strip of favorite scene
  • rewrite the ending of the book
  • retell the story from the character's point of view
  • PowerPoint summary (of at least 10 slides)
  • write a song or poem
  • write a movie script or play about one chapter of the book
  • interpret a scene into a video
grades 9-12: 3 books to read
  • double entry journal (as above) (for first book read)
  • compare /contrast this text to any other you have read; supply evidence from reading (for second book)
  • read and complete a creative project (a poem, script, drawing, photograph, video) (for third book)

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