Does your child read Chapter books? if so what are they reading?
My daughter is a book worm. Now that we are having more "sex" talks, her reading level is soaring because I don't have to restrict the content quite as strictly. I prescreen most of her books because she's reading Hunger Games, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Charmed, which are all PG to PG-13 type material.
Good morning everyone. My son (9 last October) has been reading chapter books for two years. He still reads and re-reads Magic Treehouse, 39 Clues, he loves the classics and has a big collection of them. He also likes historical, science, nature and animal books - Sitting Bull, Eye Witness books, books about presidents and saints...that kind of stuff. For the last two years he has read all the Bluebonnet books that are being nominated. Star Wars books are also a favorite series. Of course, like I saw in some posts, he must have ("I NEED") the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. He was an early reader and absolutely loves to read. He has a great teacher this year who is big on reading. In class they are on their third novel. They do a lot of reports, reading and writing journals, etc. And the kids are supposed to read a minimum of 20 minutes each day outside of school and write at least three to five sentences three times a week in their reading journal. Since my son loves to read, this has never been a problem.
Liane - posted on 11/29/2009
My daughter turned 9 in April. She loves to read. Recently her favorite books have included Moby Dick, the Harry Potter series, Anne of Green Gables, all of Judy Blume's books and several books on the Sunshine State Readers List (suggested reading for 3rd-5th grades in the state of FL). I pretty much let her pick as long as the content is age appropriate (in my opinion).
Jessica - posted on 11/28/2009
That's cool! We have Accelerated Reader program in our schools and she knows her reading level but I let her read about anything she wants lower or higher. The AR requires tests over what she reads and I like that.
Are you in chandler az? So does my sons' school! My oldest is reading the diary of a wimpey kid series...he loves it :) Both the boys are doing very well with their AR goal, I let them read whatever they are interested in
Cassy - posted on 11/22/2009
My daughter was 9, Jun 17. She loves to read. She is currently reading around the world in 80 days. She loves it so far. She has read Journey to the center of the earth, Harry potter, Twilight, Spiderwick, magic treee house, the tink books and many many more. I look at it this way if you let them read what they want they will enjoy it more and want to read more and it wont feel like so much of a chore.
Amy - posted on 11/01/2009
My daughter will be 9 in Dec. She has read nearly all the Magic Tree House series, a handful of Fairies, and just moved to the Babysitters club series this past week. She takes the Accelerated Readers tests too. As an avid reader myself, I adore when we both turn the TV off and read together.
Candi - posted on 10/21/2009
chapter books, Bill Wallace, was her fav, now too easy and is reading anything on the library shelve from mystery, nancy drew series, to anythng s horses, animals, friendship a must. and as we are speaking she is reading a real cute novel Tumtum and Nutmeg, advntures beyond nutmouse hall. by emily bearn. she said its said and cute, and how she's so happy to have me as a mom... awww.
Jennifer - posted on 09/27/2009
I had Stevie start reading chapter books either last year or the year before. She is in 3rd grade now, because I had her placed in T-1 to help her mature a bit more (she was academically ready, but not emotionally ready for 1st grade; T-1 really helped!).
She just started reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" here at home. She still occasionally reads her "Jewel Fairy" and HSM books, but she loves reading the more advanced ones. She also prefers science books to fiction. I have two books that she says she wants to read before she goes to jr high: "The Fantasy Worlds of Peter S. Beagle" and "The Phantom of the Opera," by Gaston LeRoux. (she loved the musical, so she wants to read the story.)
Don't hold your child back from reading things that might be difficult. I see too many teachers doing that. ENCOURAGE your child to push it to the limit. That's how they learn. Trial and Error is the basis of learning for all beings. If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Isn't that what we were taught when WE were kids? Let your child try reading higher level books. You will be amazed at how fast they learn!
Allison - posted on 09/18/2009
My daughter is just finishing off the Narnia Series, just one book to go. We started reading it together, but then I got busier with her younger sister and she just took off without me. She also wants to read the Twilight Series but I told her she had to wait until grade 5 or 6. The books are getting thicker that she's interested in. I'm all for it, just as long as I know what she's reading.
Anna - posted on 07/22/2009
Yes..my daugher, born May 2000, loves to read. She's really into Roald Dahl novels, Harry Potter as well as some classics like Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and many more. And, of course, I won't discourage her as long as I know what she's reading
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