There are many people who think that they don’t like to read, and parents complain of this especially with their boys. I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t like to read if only they could find what they like to read. If a child doesn’t like to read fiction books, try them with non-fiction! Many a student has passed through our library doors who didn’t like the current trends in reading. (and there have been many-currently it’s fantasy and science fiction), yet found a love of reading by cruising the other side of the library: history, sports, animals, space, etc.). Or perhaps a student doesn’t like Harry Potter (could this be possible?), yet loves a good mystery story. The key is to try different things–maybe your student will bring home a book on war submarines or the underground railroad; let them explore! Here are some candid photos I snapped yesterday while the fifth grade was in the library–hmmm, mostly boys were doing the reading with some great new books:
David with a new mystery.
Stephen with Stubby, the War Dog.
And: How To Make A Planet
Myles learning Fun Magic Tricks.
Henry and Alex checking out a new joke book 🙂 and way in the background is Rose absorbed in her book.
READ! EXPLORE! HAVE FUN!