6 Tips to Promote Writing Through the Summer: With FREEBIE

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

1. Encourage your students to keep a journal throughout the summer. 

Journaling will also give them something to do during down times each day. Students can write about "Small Moments." Journaling is a wonderful way for young writers to express their feeling in a nonjudgemental environment. My granddaughter keeps her journal with her every day. Harper loves having a key to lock her journal. (Even though she loses the key all the time!) This journal on Amazon has space for drawing, too. If your child doesn't like keeping up with a book, just create a fun template on Google Apps. My friend The Techie Teacher has a cute Google Writing Journal With an Emoji theme. This activity includes writing prompts for kids who have problems coming up with ideas.

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

2. Keep a travel journal while on vacation. 

Write about favorite sites, food, culture, weather, facts and experiences each day of the trip. Journals can be purchased for places all over the world. Below is an interactive travel journal that is so engaging. Students can express their feelings, places they visit, write about their experiences, and add photos. It can be purchased on Amazon. Or, why not create your own? Take a look at my travel journal you can find in my TPT store. 

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!


We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology! 

3. Write summaries from summer reading. 

Write about books that are read during the summer. Write about the characters, personal connections, main idea, and sequencing. I love the Book Scavenger Series by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman because the books are filled with clues to keep the readers engaged and curious about the secret of the game. Because this book is a mystery, it will spark writing about the story.

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

4. Write letters to friends and relatives. 

People are getting out of the habit of writing letters because of email. I love receiving handwritten letters and cards from friends and family. Purchase some cute cards or stationery that would motivate writing.

5. There are great apps and websites that focus on writing. 

These websites and apps have cute graphics and settings that help stimulate writing. I love Storybird, Story Jumper and ZooBurst. In the App Store, you'll find Storybook Maker, Toontastic, and Sock Puppets

6. Provide writing prompts for summer writing. 

I have a FREEBIE just for you filled with summer writing prompts and apps and websites for writing. Just click on the image below to grab your free product.

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, guess what! I've included ideas with technology!

So, encourage your students to continue learning throughout the summer. If you share these ideas to promote writing through the summer with them, they'll surely be prepared for the next school year.

We want our students to return back to school refreshed and ready to learn. But, we also don't want them to fall behind. Summer is a great time for students to continue working on important skills. With all the activities going on this summer, it's really easy to create opportunities for kids to write. In this post, I have a 6 tips to promote writing through the summer. And, I've included ideas with technology!



12 comments

  1. These are great writing prompts! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  2. What great suggestions! I just love your post, Sandy! Thanks for joining in. I'm heading over to leave feedback for you now too!
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I hopping over to your post now.

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  3. Sandy,
    You have some great writing ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    -Jen
    That Literacy Blog

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  4. I just love this post! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great ideas! My niece as well as second graders LOVE the toontastic app!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. I love Toontastic! Thank you, Jessica. Hope all is well in Houston.

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  6. So many creative ideas! I love your vacation journal. Last year my 7 yr old collected pamphlets and photos and made a lap book after we came home. The journal would have been great to take along on our trip. Thanks so much!

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    1. I'm sending the journal with my granddaughter on her trip to San Diego. Can't wait to see her completed journal. Your 7 year-old had great ideas.

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