As a third grader henry is reading stories
Harry the dirty dog read by betty white
According to this lighthearted look at 2030, a talking dog, a housecleaning robot, and a three-dimensional “data orb” are among the many cool features that kids might enjoy in the future. The lighthearted story follows a young boy through a typical day, showcasing a number of fascinating facets of his life. Fanciful cartoon illustrations depict a vibrant and enticing world full of fresh and intriguing things that are eerily similar to their contemporary counterparts. For example, schools are now constructed of plasticized blocks that snap together, and recess involves virtual batting practice and a “smart trampoline.” Magnetized hovering skateboards and a virtual-reality “Fanta-trek Hub” are among the recreational options. Some social trends are briefly mentioned, such as new career paths and a rise in interethnic marriages. While many of the new inventions have eco-friendly components and the food is all meatless and tasty, there is no mention of contact with the natural environment.
In Gordon Korman’s Everest trilogy, The Contest, 20 young mountaineers battle for four spots on Summit Search, the world’s youngest team to summit Mt. Everest. Tensions grow as climbers are excluded from the squad, personalities clash, and the remaining hopefuls wrestle with their own fears and vulnerabilities. Readers will be holding their breath as they read this thrilling story, particularly because we know from the prologue that one of the climbers does not make it off the mountain.
Jake’s 100th day of school | children’s books read aloud
A love of reading is one of the best presents you can offer your grade-schooler. But how do you convince a reluctant reader to read a book? These page-turners may be just what you’re looking for.
The first book in the mega-popular Captain Underpants series is The Adventures of Captain Underpants. Each book has short chapters with funny pictures on every page and is packed with zany humor and — yes — some potty talk. You won’t find a more appealing collection of books for reluctant young readers.
Jack and Annie magically travel back to the age of dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Before Dark, the first book in the Magic Treehouse series, but they must find a way to return home. The Magic Treehouse series incorporates a combination of reality and fantasy in its novels. These books are a good choice for reluctant readers because they have great plot lines, big print, and short chapters.
Lots of clean, age-appropriate humor can be found in Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids. The reading requirements are low, with just four or five jokes per page, but the payoff is high. Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids is a perfect book to have on hand for car trips or lunchtime laughs.
Despite the fact that I am a book aficionado, I am not a book aficionado in general. In fact, I’m a literary snob…at least when it comes to books I read to and with my kids. I don’t have time for “junk” books, which I describe as books of little literary or creative merit…dime-store quality books.
I want my children to be enthralled by the written word and the vibrant memories that only a great story can conjure. Developing a passion for a good novel, in my opinion, is the primary cause for developing a love for learning.
Our family has shared many vivid adventures inside the black and white pages of the following books since Sweetie Pea was three years old and we embarked on our first paperback journey together courtesy of E.B. White’s classic, Charlotte’s Web…
In a future post, I’ll discuss what I look for when deciding between a QUALITY read aloud and a “junk” book.
Meanwhile, what have you and your family been reading lately?
Do you have any recommendations for good books?
What is hail? explained for kids by professor henry hailstone
Find out can books are extremely popular with children who have trouble reading. The suggested books are based on a Reading Rockets survey of parents and educators of children with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.
We asked our Reading Rockets friends (parents, school teachers, special education teachers, librarians, and others) to share their own stories about discovering great books for kids with learning and attention problems, such as dyslexia and other language-based disorders, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder.
We wanted to know which books entice kids to pick up a new book and keep reading. We discovered that certain genres (humor, mysteries, fantasy, and science fiction) as well as specific topics (action and adventure, school days, and sports) and formats (graphic novels and beginning chapter books, especially if they are part of a series) are particularly appealing.