NCTE Invites you to
In the Author’s Chair
A Conversation with Carla Shalaby
Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00 p.m. ET | Online
Join us for a members-only
live discussion of the book
Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom
from Young Children at School with author Carla Shalaby.
Additional Ideas and Activities
Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?
Providing opportunities for students to read regularly during the summer can prevent documented reading achievement losses. The bottom line is that students who read during the summer do better in the fall.
Giving students choice in their summer reading lists is important. Devote time during your last weeks of school to promote summer reading by inviting students to create brochures and flyers that suggest books and genres to explore during the summer months.
Have fun sharing favorite summer memories. In this activity, children think about their own memories and answer questions before asking the same questions of someone older.
Use the sun-splashed days of summer to inspire children to write poetry. Interactive, online poetry tools guide them as they explore the writing process.