Lower El Summer Reading Challenge

ECMCS 2016 Lower Elementary Summer Reading Challenge
For Rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd years:

Assignment 1:
CCPL Summer Reading Program Participation OR Personal 30 Hour Goal Sheet (provided by Library)

Assignment 2:
Story in a Bag

Due Date: Thursday, August 18

Summer Book Challenge

The Summer Book Challenge is a personal challenge for each student, not a contest or competition between students or classes.  We are hoping that students stretch themselves as readers and increase their competence, confidence, and reading motivation through their daily participation in our reading community.

We are implementing the Summer Book Challenge because of these core beliefs:

  • Everybody reads! Everybody wins!

  • Strong readers have lots of reading experiences. You need to be a good all-around reader.

  • There’s the right book for you out there somewhere. Let’s find it!

  • Whether you read or not isn’t a choice, but what you read is YOUR choice.

  • Your reading life matters.

Assignment 1:
Charleston County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Enjoy this FREE program at any CCPL locations from June 1 through August 10. Upon registration, children receive a summer reading log to keep track of time read, or time read to. When each level is completed, turn it in for fantastic prizes!  A certificate will be given by the CCPL librarians to those children who read 30 hours.  

Assignment 2:

Story in a Bag

The children use prompts from the bag to re-tell the story. The purpose of the activity is to work on reading comprehension as well as developing language and speaking skills:

  1. Re-tell the story as it is with the use of the prompts

  2. Discuss the characters, who do they like best/least and why?

Children will have the choice to either present to family/friends at home and/or bring in to school first week.

Tips and Tricks

Reading can include a parent to child, child to parent, self-reading, audio book, eBook, magazine, graphic novel, wordless picture books, restaurant menus, Lego directions, etc.  The list includes ANYTHING!

Parents will want to guide their child through the selection process as content and reading level varies widely with Lower Elementary book options. The Mt. Pleasant library has a wonderful collection of FREE books (both online and print).

Here are some helpful websites to research further information on each book.

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