Monday, June 23, 2008

Reading With The Shrimp

The Shrimp and I have had our struggles with his reading out loud--"I'm having fun right now. I don't want to" . . . "NO!" . . . "Let's do it after dinner" etc . . .. Sometimes I think the book I've picked out is too hard, sometimes it seems too boring, sometimes he just doesn't want to do it. Late last week, I decided to take a page out of his teacher's book (no pun intended), and just go with Horrible Harry.

During the school year, he read HH Goes to the Moon, HH and the Green Slime, HH and the Purple People, and HH at Halloween. In a quick review of Amazon, it would appear that there are enough HH books left to get us through the entire summer. So, on Saturday, we started HH Moves Up To Third Grade. The Shrimp reads a page, I read a page. We did chapter two tonight, and it works great. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he stays interested--it sure is hard to find things that are interesting AND at the right reading level.

1 comment:

____Maggie said...

Oh, I'n glad you found something that works! It is so important to keep the reading fun and not a chore.

A fun thing you can do is bring home some way too hard books with lots of pictures and not expect your son to read them at all! For example, pair up HH Goes to the Moon with a book on planets, astronauts, stars,etc. Pics sometimes pique interests!

DK publishes a horde of books for his age that are filled with pics, too.

W2G! :D