Are you looking for a new way to motivate your students for summer reading and connect with them throughout the summer? This packet is designed around the idea of free choice summer reading and includes a summer reading motivation lesson plan that teaches students how to develop a summer reading plan. The lesson includes instructions for using the online tool padlet for class brainstorming. The packet also includes ideas for using a blog to promote and connect with students during the summer. Also included: ideas for reaching out to the community, a parent letter, bookmarks, and a form that students can use for book reviews as part of a book review roundup.