Lower El Summer Reading Challenge

ECMCS Lower Elementary Summer Reading Challenge

For Rising 1st, 2nd and 3rd years:


Assignment 1: Charleston County Public Library Summer Reading Program Participation

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 or Box or Can...or whatever.

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.  These can be a stuffed animal, drawing, toy, household item, etc.

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

Children will bring  it to school the first week. 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.

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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