Although winter is still a recent memory (for me, anyway!), summer reading lists are already starting to appear. Two have popped up in my feed so far:
- Horn Book: 2014 Summer Reading Recommendations. "Educationalists will tell you how important it is for children to keep reading throughout the long summer break lest their ever-evolving literacy skills erode. Fine. That does not, however, excuse the frequently dreadful list of recommended or — eep — required reading that schools shoot out as one last salvo of homework just as everybody is looking forward to a nice break."
- SLJ: Classics are Cool, But… | Summer Reading for Grades 9-12. "Summer Reading, summer snoozing–some teens can’t seem to tell the difference when it comes to a recommended list. The last thing many young adults want is someone telling them what to read, especially during vacation time. Entice your students with new, high-interest titles that are both literary and potential crowd pleasers."