Summer Reading Opportunities
Reading over the summer is extremely important! According to research, reading 2-3 hours per week during summer break can help prevent learning loss. We are excited to offer several opportunities this summer!
Summer Break Challenge
Complete the Summer Break Challenge at Minor! All students received the Minor Summer Break Challenge in their report card envelopes. There are lots of different reading activities you can do to meet the challenge, including reading books from different genres and taking pictures of yourself reading in fun places. If you complete at least 10 activities and turn it in to your teacher in the fall, you'll get a prize! If you post a picture or discussion post about your summer reading on the Media Center eClass page (before June 28th-- it won't be available after that!) you could win a free book!
Here are explanations and some suggestions for the different genres from the Challenge:
Science Fiction is a made up story that is unlikely to happen in real life; usually set in the future with elements of science or technology. See some suggestions for Science Fiction.
Historical Fiction is a made up story that takes place in the past. See some suggestions for Historical Fiction.
- Mysteries are stories with a secret or crime that has to be solved. See some suggestions for Mysteries.
- Biographies are informational books that are written about someone else's life. See some suggestions for Biographies.
- A poem is artistic writing that tries to stir the reader's imagination or emotions with words that are chosen for their rhythm, sound, and meaning. Here is a great website of poetry for kids.
Gwinnett County Book Mobile in the Berkmar Cluster
The Gwinnett County Book Mobile is a library on a bus that comes to neighborhoods and apartment complexes during the summer so students can check out library books all summer long. This summer, the Book Mobile is making three stops in the Minor district on Tuesday afternoons.
The Get Georgia Reading program provides access to thousands of FREE digital books and daily news articles over the summer, through August 31st. Go to the MyOn website and enter the login information:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading
Visit the Public Library
The Gwinnett County Public Library offers many great programs over the summer, including puppet shows, story time, and other fun activities. Visit the GCPL website for a calendar of events and more information. When you go to the public library, be sure you tell them you want to "Branch Out". This will link your child's student ID to their library account, which will take away all late fees!
You can also sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the public library and win prizes like tickets to the Gwinnett Stripers, free meal coupons at Texas Roadhouse, and free books. Here is a flyer with more information: Summer Reading Program