Friday, September 10, 2010

3rd Grade Reading. . . . .

. . . . .in K and 1st S would read when asked w/o any problems.  In 2nd he'd read, but reluctantly.  Now by 3rd it's like pulling teeth to get him to read anything longer than a Dr. Seuss book.

So, when the first book order came home I was reluctant to purchase anything.  However, the boy begged for the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.  He hadn't finished book one last Spring before it had to be returned to the school library.  No problem - $24 for 4 books didn't seem too bad considering R wants to read them as well.  Of course I'll be reading them too.

S also wanted "39 Clues" and the Percy Jackson series.  Luckily Grandma had purchased the Percy Jackson books and let us have them.  I've read the first and it was pretty good.  Now to just get the boy interested.

As for "39 Clues" I found Book One at the KC Library and checked it out.  He seemed excited at first, but still can't get him to read it.  Glad I didn't spend the $69 to get the 10 book package from Scholastic.

I guess I just need to take the boy to the local library and have him check out some chapter books he's interested in and will actually read. 

Little saddened by the thought that S doesn't enjoy reading.  I remember my mom and I both reading books and talking about them when I was this age.....I was just hoping we could do the same.  However, it looks like T will be my reader just gotta give it a few years.

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