Our students need to be able to excel in learningand one of the best ways to do that is to encourage reading.Need some help finding books for your reluctant reader to read? Try out these websites for a lot of suggestions.
Guys Read - Created By Jon ScieskaBoys Book Blog - from the Library Guy in the Children's Department of the Decatur Public Library, Decatur, Illinois.Graphic NovelsWhy Comics are Good for Kids - from the magazine Parent Map (Jan26, 2010)Using Graphic Novels with Children and Pre-Teens - by Scholastic( This is a PDF File so you will need Adobe Reader)Why should we use Graphic Novels with Children and Pre-teens - A Great explanation for why we should use Graphic Novels for reluctant readers and boys in general.39 Graphic Novels Kids Can't Resist - School Library Journal magazine (July 1, 2011)Two other important points.1. Non-fiction titles can be more challenging than fiction chapter books simply due to specialized vocabulary. That's great in that it challenges readers to become more fluent in challenging verbiage. However, understand that these tough words don't necessarily get used a lot outside their respective fields so a wide variety of literature is best.
2. No matter what, your child need to see YOU reading! They need to understand that it can be fun, fulfilling, and engaging. There is a time and place for video games and sports, but there should also be a time for books and homework.