Well, they won’t be “my” fourth graders after tomorrow. That is when we have our annual Arch Day when students go through an arch “and into the next grade.” That said, today they are still fourth graders, great readers who, when I asked for some summer reading suggestions for their peers, had a great time.
The rules were the suggestions had to come from their independent reading choices; that meant they couldn’t list books I’d read to them or others they’d read for class projects. Being avid readers, this wasn’t a problem. In fact, what was a problem for some was limiting their list to ten! What I love is how the lists show what wide-ranging readers they are. You will see that one moment they are reading very sophisticated books and at the next something young and light.
Follow this link to my school’s open blog to see some from each child’s list to give you a taste of their wide reading range and to use when looking for books for children in your own environment.