Sixth grade intervention students in the Berkshire Local Schools creatively extended the learning curve of their summer reading projects into a tangible critical thinking exercise recently and the District would like to recognize their efforts. Provided summer reading assignments before the close of last school year, a handful of Berkshire students diligently performed their respective literacy tasks but re-purposed the opportunities to learn from them during this current school year. Students deployed their design and arts skills to create shoe box dioramas of their most favorite scenes in their respective books upon returning for the 2018-2019 school year. They were recently completed and presented in their classes. The Berkshire Local Schools strongly believes in the instructional benefits of supplemental literary assignments such as summer reading, but also promotes the maximization of such learning opportunities with the project-based application associated with projects like this.