Summer Online Reading

Summer Registration is open! The books we are reading are:

June 13-July 1
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

July 11-July 29
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Aug 8- Aug 26
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate


Designed to keep students engaged with literacy during the long summer months while using technology.

Using a collaborative WordPress blog platform, students will respond to structured prompts while gaining deeper understanding and appreciation of texts with additional tools (audio recordings, links to media such as videos and lessons) to help them gain deeper understanding of the text, resources beyond those many parents are able to access.

Structured as three 3-week sessions running throughout the summer, this program welcomes summer long participants as well as those joining just one or two sessions.

Participants will be responsible for completing reading by de ned due dates, and then analyze and answer questions provided by the instructor. At times, students will be asked to respond to each other, collaborating in a “book club” formula in which group members are assigned “jobs,” such as literary illuminator, passage predictor, etc.

The summer online clubs are a bit different from the ones we do during the school year- they are much more comprehensive and require a good deal more reading than what I ask for during the year. The reasoning is due to the fact that the children have other academic responsibilities during the school year, whereas during the summer the children will be able to delve more deeply into text because they do not have many other academic requirements. 

Please visit the Hackley Summer Program Page to sign up! Open to all – not just Hackley students!

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