0 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2012 10:05 AM by mso RSS

Do you assign summer reading/writing projects?

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Hi everyone,

I wonder how many of us give formal or informal summer assignments to our ELLs?

Summer can be a time for our students to practice what they learned during the year...and maintain use of their new language.

What types of assignments or projects do you offer and how do you check on those upon return to school in September?


I like to find some "gently used" books that our librarian is discarding and match them up to my students' abilities. Then I ask the students to illustrate their favorite scenes, list new words and write in sentences for them, or just write a paragraph telling why they might recommend the book to a friend.  Then we discuss their work when they return in September.  Since this is informal, I do not assign a grade to this, but often reward students with a trinket, bookmark or eraser.

Often, based on ability, I ask older students to keep a journal...this is an excellent discussion or story starter when they return to school.

I also provide students with worksheet packets, and lists of websites for language practice.


What do you do?

I look forward to hearing your ideas!

Marie (mso)

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