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Summer Reading

  • Fairy Tales- Little Red Riding Hood
    Grade 3

    What's on your kid's summer reading list? Why not re-read a classic, like "Little Red Riding Hood"? Use this modern retelling of the popular fairy tale + downloadable activity guide to help them get the most out of the popular fairy tale.
  • Rumpelstiltskin
    Grade 4

    Who doesn't love the story of "Rumpelstiltskin?" Check out this modern adaptation of the classic tale paired with companion activities!
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
    Grade 5

    Help your kids learn about the elements of storytelling with this lesson plan featuring a retelling of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
  • The Diary of Anne Frank: Character Change Lesson
    Grades 5-8

    Looking for ways to help your kids strengthen their reading skills this summer? This lesson plan corresponds to "The Diary of Anne Frank" and offers students a chance to examine Anne's writing style and consider what it reveals about her character.
  • Number the Stars
    Grades 13+

    Have your ever conducted a photo analysis with your students? See how one teacher couples the reading of a text with triptychs to deepen the story's meaning.
  • Crash Course Literature
    Grades 9-12

    What's on your child's reading list this month? Here is a fantastic collection of resources from Crash Course you can use to supplement their summer reading.


BCRI's Heritage Alive Summer Bridge Reading Program
Hosted by: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

BCRI's new program that helps to prevent the “summer slide” in of k-5 reading by reading six books over six weeks. The program starts on Thursdays for six weeks starting
June 15 through July 20---11 am-12 noon. BCRI Woods Community Meeting Room. The program is free. Students may drop in for all six classes or just one Thursday. Click here for more information.

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