Posts tagged with "Reluctant Readers"

Posted by Mizz J on 08/02/11
My 2nd grader reads at a 5th or 6th grade level. Are there appropriate books?"  The answer is "Yes!" I often suggest those created when children's books did not routinely involve themselves in adult-sized problems. Written with rich language, these classics are still around today. Consider family stories like
Try fantasies like
Suggest lighthearted reads like The Enormous Egg, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and The Great Brain.

Posted by Ms. L.. on 06/13/12
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Did you know that audiobooks “count” as reading in our Summer Reading Program? That’s because librarians know something you might not; Listening isn’t cheating! There are great benefits to hearing stories read aloud. Audiobooks can help your child become a better reader.

• Hearing a book read aloud helps the story come alive. The narrators are very skilled with voices, sound effects, and dramatic emphasis. For example, actress Anne Hathaway narrates The Princess Diaries.  An audiobook might be the perfect way to hook your reluctant reader into books.

• Your child might be able to listen to a story that is more complex than he can read on his own. This will help him develop listening and comprehension skills, as well as introduce him to new vocabulary words and help stretch his imagination.

• How many times does your child hear the word, “façade” in everyday conversation? If he sees it in a book, will he be able to pronounce it correctly? Listening to audiobooks helps with pronunciation. It also helps improve understanding. What does it mean when a character responds “ruefully?” An audiobook can express the meaning of this word.

• Audiobooks provide a model of fluent reading and engaging storytelling. Listening to a great story read aloud gives children an example of how to become a better reader and can motivate them to read more.

To choose a great audiobook for your child or for your family to listen to together, ask a librarian for suggestions or visit the American Library’s Association’s award page for audiobooks. Enjoy!
 

Posted by Kidbrarian on 10/13/11
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Classics such as those authored by Robert Louis Stevenson or William Shakespeare are riveting stories but are often difficult for children to enjoy. Enter graphic novels! Here are the familiar tales introduced to a new generation in a format young readers can appreciate. This is also a good alternative for reluctant readers. Feel free to stop by our desk and ask us to point out these works.

Posted by Mizz J on 10/17/11
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You have read and re-read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.  Until Jeff Kinney writes more of them, you should branch out.  There are lots of other funny titles you could try.  In fact, we have just the list for you.  Keep laughing!

 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
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