HEADLINES & HISTORY
As the middle of May rolls around, there is a feeling of excitement in the air! Students are starting to get a bit rambunctious, knowing summer is just around the corner. Teachers are tired and stressed, but are thinking about ways for their students to extend learning over the summer. Parents fill with trepidation as they anticipate the next three months.
With this in mind, WAMLE, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English (WCTE), would like to encourage summer reading. Whether you are a parent looking for a new way to connect with your middle level child, a student working to earn great prizes in a summer reading program, or a teacher catching up on the latest literary craze, summer is a perfect time for reading
Check out the “Great Middle School Reads” book list from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison (CCBC). “The CCBC helps librarians, teachers, child care providers and others navigate the abundance of choices to locate the best books possible to meet their needs.”
Teachers, this list is full of great books to recommend to help prevent the summer slide.