I discovered this wonderful blog site called Adventures in Literacy Land, where reading is magical. This site is a collaborative blog site with some great ideas. I found some ideas that I thought were good ideas to encourage students with their reading and writing. The idea of giving students blank postcards with the schools address and stamps encourages students to send the teacher the post card over the summer holidays. Another idea was students sending in a picture of themselves reading at their favourite reading site. Another one was a list of student recommendations of books to read over the holidays. These are all ideas I will now save and use at a later stage once I have a class of my own.
Any novel way to get students reading and writing is worth the effort.