Read, Write, Think has a page of recommended summer activities that would be good to share with parents. “Bright Ideas for Summer” includes links to four activities that could be used with students in 2nd-8th grades. I’m already planning to use “Can You Convince Me?” with my 9 year old daughter! All of the activities have recommended links, resources, and plans for implementing. Bookmark this site for something different to do on a hot summer day!
Summer Superheroes is a “Parent & After School Resource” on ReadWriteThink. It offers an interesting twist to the concept of creating your own superhero by challenging the author to invent a superhero whose powers are somehow dependent on the warmest season of the year. The detailed instructions for motivating the child and for helping him or her to develop the story include interactive resources on the ReadWriteThink site. This would be a fun idea to share with parents, or to use in the last month of school – when everyone’s mind is on summer anyway!