Books for Keeps
Idea by Ruth, a 2nd Grade Teacher, from Brandon, FL.
To encourage summer reading, I purchase an inexpensive chapter book for each child to take home and keep. I purchase these books from the dollar store. You can also check out the discount bins at bookstores as well as summer yard sales. These purchases mean a lot to students and their families who would otherwise not be able to purchase books of their own.
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