Summer reading...I teach a section of 5th grade advanced ELA. They were required to read Bridge to Terabithia over the summer. I was struggling with what to do with them and this book. I did not feel right giving them a test on it...they did not read it under my "supervision", there were no class discussions on it, and some of the kids could have read it in June. I found a file on my computer that I got off of proteacher.com awhile ago. It is called "characterbook" and it is a facebook-type assignment. I know they are only in 5th grade and should not be on FB, but face it, we all know many of them are! I don't think by doing this assignment, I am promoting FB, as there are very specific directions to this assignment. I am handing it out tomorrow...I think they will enjoy it. What do you guys do with required summer reading?
Here is the link to the proteacher page that has a link to the characterbook file and directions.