Thanks to everyone for the great responses to my summer reading rant! I am so glad to see that I am not the only person who is upset with the static, stagnant lists handed out by too many schools across the country. I am also thrilled to hear from so many others that their districts are not like that. I love hearing about what is and isn’t working in your schools.
There are a lot of great ideas being kicked around in the blogosphere right now. I think we, as bloggers, are in a prime position for affecting change when it comes to summer reading lists. I am thrilled by the passion and ideas that my rant seemed to dredge up. I am looking forward to working on a few of these ideas and seeing if we can make enjoyable summer reading an important part of growing up!