Summer Reading Challenge

Johnson Street Global Studies

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It's time for another reading challenge!

This summer we're trying something new. See the details below so you can get in on this summer's reading fun!


Details:


  • Several reading-themed challenges are listed and linked below
  • Each activity is worth 1 point
  • The goal is to earn 10 or more points
  • The challenge takes place from June 11 - August 24
  • Challenge logs should be submitted using this form by September 1. Students should complete the form once, after they have completed the challenge.

  • Students who earn at least 10 points during the challenge will win the following prizes:
  1. A free ticket to one of two Kersey Valley Attractions (Maize Adventure - for all ages, or Spookywoods - recommended ages 12+)
  2. A Double-Checkout Library Pass good for checking out twice the usual number of books from the JSGS library
  3. An invitation to an ICECREAM PARTY!


Visit the JSGS Virtual Library Canvas course by clicking here to access several online reading resources, including login information for eBooks.


Would you prefer the traditional Summer Reading Challenge to read 900 minutes over the summer? That's totally okay too! Click here for more information.

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You can earn 1 point for every hour you spend reading.


You can choose any book you have at home or find online to read.


For a list of eBook sites and login information, click here for the eBooks section of the JSGS Virtual Library Canvas Course.


You can also click any of the genre buttons below to access eBooks and audiobooks from the NC Digital Library.


NC Digital Library Login Information:


  • Select either "Greensboro Public Library" or "High Point Public Library"
  • Username: GCS+StudentIDNumber (example: GCS1234567)
  • Password if Asked: 8-Digit Birthday MMDDYYYY
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You can earn 1 point for every hour you spend reading.


You can choose any book you have at home or find online to read. You can also find nonfiction in magazines and online articles.


For a list of eBook sites and login information, click here for the eBooks section of the JSGS Virtual Library Canvas Course.


Click the links below to read nonfiction online.

NC Digital Library Nonfiction

NC Digital Library Information: Select either "Greensboro Public Library" or "High Point Public Library" Username: GCS+StudentIDNumber (example: GCS1234567) Password if Asked: 8-Digit Birthday MMDDYYYY

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You can earn 1 point for each activity you complete below.
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Our local public libraries offer great programs year-round and they are working hard to find isolation-friendly activities for this summer as well! Tune in to one of these programs to earn one point for the challenge.

High Point Public Library

  • Click here for a link to join the HPPL's summer reading Facebook group for children
  • Click here for a link to the HPPL Teen Garage Facebook page
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Greensboro Public Library

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Books are often the starting point for great movies. Click here for a list of eBooks that have all been turned into movies. You can check out these books using your student ID number.


Don't have any movies at home? Click here to find videos and movies you can watch for free from the public library!


Be sure to talk about the differences between the book and movie versions.

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Even though we're stuck at home this summer, you can still explore some awesome places! Click here for a list of over 25 awesome places you can visit digitally while you're home.
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Escape rooms are a fun and challenging trend. Even though you can't leave your house to go to an escape room, you can still enjoy the challenge online! Complete one of these literary-themed, digital escape rooms:

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You can earn 1 point for each activity you complete below.
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Write your own story and read it with your family. Click here to get some inspiration for writing your story.
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Have you ever read a story that didn't end the way you wanted it to? Rewrite the ending to a book you have read.
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Make your own book using one of the ideas found by clicking here.
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Follow a recipe to cook something new with your family.


Click here for some kid-friendly recipes from Scholastic Magazine.


You can also find some recipe books and videos on Epic. Click here to go to the Epic website and type "recipes" in the search bar. Here is Mrs. Morgan's teacher code, which you'll need to login: mer6326

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Practice mindfulness while exercising by doing yoga. Use a book to learn about Yoga and to see how to properly do different poses.


You can find yoga books on Epic. Click here to go to the Epic website and type "yoga" in the search bar. Here is Mrs. Morgan's teacher code, which you'll need to login: mer6326

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Build your science skills by doing an experiment at home with your parents' permission.


You can find science experiment books on Epic. Click here to go to the Epic website and type "science experiments" in the search bar. Here is Mrs. Morgan's teacher code, which you'll need to login: mer6326

Click Here When You Complete the Challenge

Students should only submit this form one time when they have completed the challenge. The deadline to submit the form is September 1, 2020.