Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Reading

To prevent the backsliding of reading skills it is essential that your student continues to spend time reading during the summer months. One fun way for parents to motivate an interest in books is to visit the library with their children.  Our local library sponsors a reading incentive program.  They also have scheduled story-times for younger children.
   Here is a list of a few great, high interest, low level books:
RL - Reading Level,  IL - Interest Level 

* Cleary, Beverly. Socks. RL = 2 / IL = 3-5 Hilarious episodes in the life of the Brickers' pampered cat.

* Schecter, Ellen. The Big Idea RL = 2 / IL = 3-5 Luz is determined to turn a run-down vacant lot into a garden, but she must convince her neighbors to help.

*  King-Smith, Dick. Mr. Potter's Pet. RL = 2 / IL = 3-5 Mr. Potter's boring life changes considerably after buying an unusual mynah bird.

 * Polacco, Patricia. Pink and Say. RL = 2 / IL = 4-6 Say describes his meeting with Pinkus, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Rebels.

* Cutler, Jane. Spaceman. RL = 2 / IL = 4-12 Gary, who is failing and has trouble getting along with other students, tries to adjust to his learning disability.