Use these articles to generate some discussion about why we have summers off from school in the first place. This time of year there may not be many students (or teachers!) who are not in favor of having the break, but they’ll learn why the school calendar was designed that way.
The topic can make for a fun debate.
This article is provided at three reading levels so students can all read the same information, but each can read at a level that is appropriately challenging.
Is Summer Break Necessary?