5 Fantastic Summer Challenge Book Activities
Use these fun interactives to motivate student reading all summer long.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Students share their book reviews online — and see what other kids are reading. (All reviews are moderated.) Challenge students to write substantial reviews. Use newspapers or magazines as models — and be sure to check out the Book Review Writing Workshop below.
Here's a great tool to use with any title. Use the artist's easel to create a likeness, then scroll through the different writing exercises with the blue arrows: describing words; appearance and personality, challenges and accomplishments, etc. You can also choose the "Draw Your Own" option to print a blank scrapbook page and fill it in offline.
Looking for a step-by-step writing workshop on the art and craft of constructing book reviews? Learn from popular author Rodman Philbrick as he guides you each step of the way.
Join the online book community that lets you connect with readers around the world through the books that have shaped your life. Submit the five book titles that have helped shape who you are, what we call your “bookprint.” Use the Quick Guide for Teachers to find out more.
5. Book Lists
Oh so many books and so little time. Work with students to create personalized booklists to start summer reading on the right page. Find tons of great selections on the Scholastic Summer Challenge booklists or use the Teacher Book Wizard to just-right books for every student.