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The Douglas County School System values literacy in all forms and wants to encourage students to explore the many ways that it can enhance their lives.  The DCSS Summer Literacy Challenge focuses on engagement in many different forms of literacy.  In an effort to encourage and motivate students to actively engage with literacy this summer, we are continuing our partnership with the Douglas County Public Libraries (DCPLS).  The DCPLS participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program.  Requirements and incentives vary according to age/grade.

If you are looking for honors and AP summer reading requirements for high school, click here.

 

HOW DOES THE SUMMER LITERACY CHALLENGE WORK??

·     Starting May 23, register by clicking the registration link below OR register in person at any Douglas County Public Library.  

·     When you register online, you will have the option of printing all of the materials at home.  You may also pick up the materials at a public library.

·     Read and have fun doing literacy activities! For great ideas about what to read, see the links below.

·     Save your logs and any products you create.

·     If you turn your log into the public library, save your certificate.  

·     At the beginning of the school year, you can give your log OR your certificate (and anything you made) to your teacher.  

·     Incentives vary among schools.    

REGISTRATION LINK      

Check out these FREE Resources!!

Follow the links below for some helpful and fun literacy resources:

GA Summer Reading Challenge - Sign up for the GA Summer Reading Challenge, and earn points for each book you read.  Top readers are posted on the website and updated daily - maybe you will see your name there! 

Find-a-book: - Use this website to find a book according your interests and your reading level.  Many of the titles (over 10,000) include a list of challenging vocabulary to learn as you read that book.

Summer Math Challenge - What, math?  On the summer literacy page?  YES!  It is important to stay literate in math, too.  Check out Metametrix's FREE online summer math skills program.

myON - Read books on myON FREE all summer thanks to the Get Georgia Reading campaign.  Go to www.myon.com and login.  School name is GetGeorgiaReading.  Username is read. Password is read.

Sync YA Literature:  On this website, Audiofile gives away two FREE audio books per week for young adults and teens over the age of 13.  Each week, they pair a contemporary young adult book with a classic to GIVE AWAY by download.  They started on May 7 so hurry up and get started downloading.  Don't miss this opportunity!!

West GA Regional Library: Go here to find out how to use your library card to check out e-books and audio books!  (They still have the paper kind too at all locations for those of you who still like to turn the pages of a "real" book.)  Don't have your library card?  You can also find out how to get one.  

Pines Library System Kids Searchable Catalog:  Search all of the GA libraries in the PINES system for books of interest to kids (including ebooks!).

FollettShelf :  Did you know that you can access your school's ebooks during the summer?  You can!  Click on the FollettShelf link to the left, choose your school,  and login with your student username and password (the same ones students use to login to school computers).   

YOUR school's website - Go to your school's website to find lists of books that people in your own school recommend!

Click here for Recommended Book Lists for Elementary.

Click here for Recommended Book Lists for Grades 6-12.

 

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