Summer Reading Lists and Tips

Summer Reading

Summer is a great time to instill a love of reading into the whole family. This summer Charleston County School District is teaming up with the Charleston County Public Library to make summer reading even better and easier than ever! You can log onto the CCPL website at https://www.ccpl.org/summeronline.
No need to register, your child already has an account. They log in with their school username. 
Username: first 3 letters of the last name, first 3 letters of the first name, last 4 numbers of student number (lunch number)
Password: first initial, last initial, followed by birthdate -- mmddyy (lc061011)

Students will earn fantastic prizes from the county library as they log their reading minutes online beginning June 1 and going through to July 31. CCPL will send information of each school's reading participants to the school librarian in August. Those students will be able to attend the Stiles Point Summer Reading Celebration in September!

How Do You Get Your Child Ready For the Next Grade? 
Readers
 Turn them into readers! Here are some places where you will find excellent advice on building a culture of family reading and also some lists of fantastic books to get you started!

1. Imagination Soup -- This site has amazing book lists either by age level or by genre. She updates her lists frequently so you have the most up to date lists possible. 
2. Brightly -- The sight dedicated to helping parents encourage their children to read. Lots of good advice and book lists here.
3. Reading Rockets has some amazing ideas on building readers. For instance, check out this article on 11 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Read
4. The American School Library Association has some really great reading lists for this summer. They are arranged by grade levels.
    K - 2 -- This is a great place to begin finding the perfect book for your younger elementary student!
    3 - 5 -- Upper elementary student may find something to read here!
       6 - 8 -- These books are great for middle school students and upper elementary students. Make sure they are not too mature.
5. We Are Teachers has a great list of very current titles. Some good ones here!
6. The Mommy Evolution -- Don't let the name of the website fool you. There are some good book lists here -- broken down by age ranges.