Summer Reading 2018

For the Love of Literature, Students, and Teachers!

For the Love of Students!

Book Lists

News and Fun Facts For Kids!


The Ninth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

What interested you most in The Times this week? Why?

The 9th Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

For the Love of Everyone!

Digital Libraries!

MeLCat has BOOKS, movies, music, and more!

MeLCat, the Michigan eLibrary Catalog, is a statewide network of Michigan librariessharing resources with each other. The catalog lists items held by the participatinglibraries and provides a way for patrons to search and request items to be delivered to their home library.

RBdigital Magazines

NINE BRAND NEW TITLES! People Bookazines, Time Bookazines, Martha Stewart Weddings, New Scientist, First For Women, National Geographic Kids, Girls' World, Birds & Blooms, and Writer's Digest, PLUS MANY MORE! ("Bookazines", I love that!)


Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Your public library at your fingertips.

Anytime. Anywhere.

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


"OverDrive libraries add to their collections from a catalog of over 2 million eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. Start exploring to see what's out there."

Read on the beach, read in the car, read, read, read, wherever you are...with Libby, an app for your phone or tablet!

Share with your school families!

For the Love of Teachers!

Summer Learning and Professional Development

MiELA Network Institute, 2018

June 27-28, 2018

Sessions are grade band specific (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12)


  • Intentional connections to K-5 science standards.

  • Motivation, Engagement and Materials

  • Read Aloud and Vocabulary

  • Phonological Awareness and Phonics Instruction

  • Conferring and Small Group Instruction

  • Discussion and Assessment

  • Writing Instruction


  • Comprehension and Fluency with Increasingly Complex Texts

  • Evidence Based Reading and Writing

  • Student Centered Environment

  • Instructional Practices for SAT

Michigan Reading Association Summer Literature Conference 2018:

Sparking a Love of Literacy

"Join us for this year's exciting line-up of nationally recognized professional development speakers, authors, illustrators and presenters. Sessions will be presented for all grade levels from Early Elementary through High School."

August 1-2, 2018 | Shanty Creek Resort - Bellaire, Michigan

Conference At A Glance


Get fired up about teaching reading and writing in the classroom!

This conference is both traditional and non-traditional, and LOTS of fun! The focus is on literacy in every area including math and science!

July 9 and 10, 2018!

Your Summer Classroom? Anywhere You Want It To Be!

Ah, summer! A time to refresh, rejuvenate, and recharge.

Looking Ahead!

2018 4TDW Registration: October 5-6, 2018

Virtual Conference on Digital Writing

Collaborate with K-16 educators about the teaching of writing in virtual spaces.

There is zero cost for K-16 educators to register for the conference (or to receive archives of the webinars). There is also no cost for K-12 educators to earn SCECHS from the State of Michigan (the 4TDW will pay for you!).

Just for Fun!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

The suggestions and ideas in this flyer have been shared by many wonderful experts in the education field. I appreciate all of the great information from my fellow teachers, friends, and Literacy Leaders! Thank you for sharing!