Tackling the "Summer Slide"
See the link above for a great LM-Net post about how one TL addresses the problem of "summer slide" (ie. kids not doing ANY reading over the summer break and losing ground in their ability level.)
The post refers to the "Which Reading Superhero Are You" reader preference assessment tool on www.abookandahug.com - and walks TLs through a lesson plan to get kids planning how they will find good books over the summer. (Read the post and check out the website too!)