Summer Reading

Get in the Game, READ!

That's the theme for CCSD's Summer Reading Program, and there are lots of ways students and teachers can get involved! 

STEP 1:  All students have summer reading assignments.  Get them out of the way EARLY!  Projects are different for each grade level, so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment 2016

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment 2016

Students must read The House on Mango Street and 1 book from the SC Junior Book Award Nominee list (the link is below).  Students just need to read the books. There is no assignment at this time.  An assignment will be given at the beginning of the school year.

We have a limited number of the summer reading text (House on Mango Street) available if students need a copy to complete summer reading. Parents can come to the school and sign out a copy at the front desk. Ms. Richbourg has agreed to leave some copies at the front desk for students who unable to purchase a copy or check out a copy at the public library. 

An online copy is available at the following link...

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment 2016

Students must read 2 books.  Students may choose from the titles below OR title(s) from the SC Junior Book Award List (see link below).  There is not an assignment at this time other than reading the books.  

  1. The Boy on the Wooden Box, by Leon Leyson  (Lexile: 1000; Narrative nonfiction Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten when the Nazis invaded Poland. With incredible grit, he was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis. Ultimately, it was the cunning of Oskar Schindler who saved Leyson‘s life along with his parents and two siblings by putting him on ―Schindler‘s List).
  2. The President Has Been Shot!, by James L. Swanson (Lexile: 1080; Narrative nonfiction Providing a dramatic and detailed account of the day President Kennedy was assassinated, Swanson transports the reader to one of the most tumultuous eras in American history. Complete with photographs and diagrams, the book provides a complete biography of Kennedy‘s early life and career and introduces his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald).
  3. Counting by 7’s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Lexile: 770; Realistic fiction Willow Chance is young, exceptionally gifted, and suddenly orphaned. Now, grieving and alone, she must try to connect with someone somewhere and find a new home. Through her grief, she becomes a catalyst for change in all the lives that she comes in contact with while on a quest to find a new family. Readers will find themselves cheering for this quirky girl who refuses to give up on finding her own happy ending).
To learn more about the SC Junior Book Award titles featured in the summer reading assignments, click this link:


STEP 2:  Log the number of pages you read on the form below and turn them in to the Media Center!  You will be eligible for prizes!

CCSD Summer Reading 2016 Cover Letter
CCSD Student Summer Reading Log 2016

Sign up for the summer reading program at the Charleston County Public Library and while you are there, learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks to make those long car trips go faster! 

CCPL Summer Reading Program 2016