Eager Reading Over the Summer

In the latest issue of Parenting magazine, Barbara Rowley cautions parents from turning reading into a chore, yet another task that must be completed, and urges them to instead remind children how books can open up new worlds and ideas:

“In the end, the good readers are the ones that absolutely love it,” explains Susie Rolander, a reading specialist in the New York City school system and a mother of three.  “Summer is a great time to let go of those pressures and really jump into the luscious, magical world of a great book.”  To turn your reluctant reader into one smitten by a good story, well, keep reading!

In fact, Rowley goes on to recommend Lexile Find a Book as an efficient way to select books based on both difficulty and interest.  Yet another way to help turn reluctant readers into eager readers.

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