Summertime Revamp #1: Weekly Reading Homework {freebie}

Summertime for teachers is sacred!! It can be very frustrating when someone who is not a teacher, gives me a hard time about having the summer off!!! After all, teachers have an extremely tough job, that while VERY rewarding, can also be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. Besides, don't most of us actually work during our summer anyway?!?! I know I do. In fact, summertime is a great time to renew, reflect, and REVAMP!!!

Every summer, for the last 10 years, I have used my time to rethink and revamp some of the practices and tools that I use in my classroom. And this summer is no different. I love creating my own resources for my classroom, and I am constantly reimagining and redesigning them.

This summer I plan to REVAMP several of the printables and tools that I use in my classroom, and to SHARE them as freebies for anyone else who might need something new!!
My first "revamp" of the summer is my Weekly Reading Homework. My reading homework is very simple. My students need to read for at least 30 minutes each night and write a response for that night's reading. Their responses are based on the different comprehension strategies that we cover in class. Here is the printable I created for the upcoming school year....
This printable is meant to be copied back-to-back, that way reading homework only involves one piece of paper per week!! I also revamped the reference sheet that students keep in their homework folders or reading portfolios. It provides students {and their parents} a brief reminder of the different strategies we practice in class, as well as sentence frames for writing their responses!!

I am very excited to use this new and improved homework sheet in my class this year!!  Please check back soon for more newly "revamped" resources and tools!!