Summer Reading Challenge | Distance Learning | Google Classroom

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Are you a middle school librarian or English teacher looking to send home a summer reading packet? This summer reading challenge is available as a 23-page PDF and on Google Slides. Everything is created for you, and all text is editable.

The Picture Books Around the World Reading Challenge is also great for summer reading!

Recommended for: Grades 4-7 (rising Grades 5-8)

Needed to use these activities:

  • ability to print PDF packets OR assign it through Google Classroom
  • optional: prizes (I suggest several low-cost or free prizes in the packet)

The PDF and Google Classroom versions include all of the following (total of 23 pages):

  • Benefits of Summer Reading (1 page, great for parents and students)
  • Recommended Reads for Grades 5-8 (1 page per grade, 4 pages total)
  • Summer Reading Journal/Challenge Instructions (1 page)
  • Summer Reading Planner (1 page)
  • "My TBR" List (2 pages)
  • "Here's What I Read" List (3 pages)
  • Book At-A-Glance (1 page)
  • Character decisions analysis worksheet (1 page)
  • "Every Picture Tells A Story" (1 page)
  • "She Really Said That?!" Quotations tracker (1 page)
  • Alpha Acrostic (2 page)
  • Book Review (1 page)
  • Haiku Poetry (2 page)

How to use this packet for distance learning:

If your students are on Google Classroom, simply use the included link to "make a copy" for your Google Drive.

Before sending the copy out to students, check to make sure you want all the pages included (the first 2 pages are directions for teachers, so you'll want to remove those from student copies).

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