I've spoken more than once about how important professional reading is. I really do think that the summer is the perfect time to pick up a resource that you've heard about or been wanting to read, but just haven't gotten around to. You don't have particular students on your mind, correcting to do or parent teacher interviews to prepare for. You're free!
Well, apparently I'm not alone in my belief about summer reading. I have found numerous book study groups online. I just came across another this evening. The best part? It's for upper elementary/middle school! Come on over to Lessons From The Middle for the details!