My Summer Reading/Writing Programs

19 Jun

With the realization that I have been relying on my “tweets” column of Tweetdeck for important links to summer reading and writing programs, I’m posting them here. Can’t I just bookmark them? Nope – I use multiple computers throughout the day. Email? Eh, I’ll just lose the message in the sea that is my inbox.

I also wanted to take the time to share these fantastic opportunities with all of you lovely readers. I encourage you to check these out. Maybe you’ll even sign up for one (or two or three!).

#summerthrowdown: Summer reading competition between #teamteacher & #team librarian. This friendly competition slash reading group runs from June 18 through July 17. Books finished after July 17 don’t count, unfortunately. Log your reading progress here & (sign up link is here for interested folks). Check out Jillian Heise’s blog post for more info.

#teacherswrite: A fabulous, fun, & challenging summer writing camp. Follow along with author Kate Messner, and her guests, on her blog as she guides us teachers with writing prompts. Post a comment with your journaling or post on your blog and link it. Don’t forget to tweet about it too!

#bookaday: This reading group celebrates reading, much like #summerthrowdown, and values all reading. The key is that well-read educators are more effective in engaging their students when it comes to reading. The goal is to read one book every day of summer break, but you can set your own start and stop dates. Read more about it here. Don’t forget to tweet your reads using the #bookaday hashtag!

Are you participating in these summer programs? Post a comment and let us know! Are you participating in other programs? Post a comment so we can check those out too!

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