I just found out I'm teaching summer school starting next week for 5th grade. Does anyone have any ideas for writing? I have a four week period, but I want to motivate these students who in general lack motivation throughout the school year, and some are struggling. There is a huge range in ability, and I even have some high 4th graders in my group. I was thinking about doing centers fisrt thing in the morning. Besides computer, math, word work, do you think there's another center I can use for this group? I do have a student who is at a 2nd grade reading level, so a listening center might work, but I'm not sure. It's very difficult to plan this out because the other 5th grade teacher chose his students from his class this year, and all are pretty much on grade level. I was left with the rest, who are completely varying in needs. One thing that we do have planned already is a field trip to the Liberty Science Center, so I may possibly do a theme from that. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!