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Summer Reading Challenge Calendar

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Inspire your students to read during the summer with a versatile reading challenge.

📖Prevent Summer Slide with a Reading Challenge

📗Reading is a crucial part of the school year, but what about the summer? Sure, most students take time out to relax, visit family and friends – but why not encourage them to try some new books this summer?

 📘Our printable elementary Summer Reading Challenge gives you 25 different prompts to inspire children to read new books. From fantasy to classic literature, short stories to series books, graphic novels to chapter books, there’s plenty for everyone! 

📙This print-and-go resource makes an excellent addition to those summer review packets that you send home every year. Staple this one right on top and challenge your students to read, read, read! 

Tips for Differentiation 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading curriculum.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

  • Rather than having students complete the entire reading grid, turn it into a Summer Reading Bingo Challenge! Encourage students to earn a BINGO by completing five tasks in a row.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Encourage fast finishers and avid readers to expand their reading challenge by reading more than one of each book type. You could also set a page minimum for those students as well.


Don’t stop there, click for more tips and tricks to Prevent Summer Brain Drain!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline PDF version. Download the file, click print, and you are off and running!

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