097: 5 Simple Summer Writing Activities

teaching writing May 26, 2022

Do you struggle with ways to keep your students writing over the summer? Summer writing activities can easily become anything but simple.

In fact, they often deviate into quotas, worksheets, and tedious skill and drill simply because we don’t know what else to do which just makes students hate writing. And who wants that?!

Well…there’s a better way to both help your students practice REAL writing and [get this] be intrigued enough to write over the summer. Listen in to find out more!



Writing doesn't have to be structured or too prescribed in order for students to benefit from their practice over the summer. 

I'm just happy if students choose to practice writing over the summer. Writing is one of the least practiced skills during the summer months. But it doesn't have to be. From tall tales to developing their voice, there are lots of intriguing ways for students to get on board with practicing writing over the summer.

 In this episode, I have 5 simple, fun summer writing activities for your students to try.

Listen in to the full episode to find out:

  • My 5 writing ideas.
  • How to inspire your students and give them ideas to get started with mentor texts.
  • Tips to help your students get started.
  • And more!

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