It’s that time of year – time to round up some simple, easy to use resources for kids to take home for summer practice. Maybe your kids (or their parents) want some review work to take home. Maybe you are required to send home some practice work to help students keep their skills current. Either way, some reading and writing practice activities can come in really handy right about now!
Here are the summer review resources offered by Classroom in the Middle, including a FREE preview packet. Click on any of the images to read more about it and to see the preview.
Summer Stay in Practice Packet – Reading
This packet contains ten pages of summer reading practice, including six one-page reading review lessons and a four page novel response packet for use with any novel.
Each of the six one-page lessons begins with a vocabulary warm-up. For the lessons, students use a magazine, newspaper, or other reference source to complete various reading assignments such as reading an article and completing a chart, searching for specific items to cut and paste, and researching to create an informational poster.
For the novel packet, students read a novel of their choice, complete daily responses, and answer follow-up questions.
Summer Stay in Practice Packet – Writing, Grammar,and Spelling
This summer practice packet contains 10 one-page lessons to provide students review of their written language skills during summer vacation. Each lesson begins with a review of editing, grammar, and spelling, followed by a short writing exercise. The writing exercises include journal writing, editing and revising
This is a simple, ready-to-go packet for students who need a little something to keep up their writing skills over the summer months. Students only need paper, pencils, and a dictionary to complete these lessons.
Summer Practice Package
This package includes both of the above practice packets.
Summer Practice Task Cards
This set of 30 half-page cards would make a great summer practice booklet. It includes five each on six summer topics:
1. At the Beach
2. Life on the Pond
3. Low-Tech Fun
4. The Ball Game
5. Picnic Time
With this summer set, each group of five cards includes each of the following:
Also included is a black and white outline cover page that students can color and a checklist for students to keep track of the cards they have completed.
Summer Stay in Practice Preview Packet – FREE
This packet contains two reading pages and two writing pages selected from my full Summer Stay in Practice Packets for Reading and Written Language, the first two pictured above. You can download it now for free.
One reading page begins with a vocabulary warm up and includes a magazine or newspaper assignment. The other reading page is a short version of a longer novel assignment.
The two writing pages begin with openers that include editing, identifying parts of speech, and using a dictionary to correct spelling. One includes a journal writing assignment, and the other one includes an assignment that focuses on revising by adding elaboration.