Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reluctant Readers

I have a very distinct idea of what a Mother of the Year is like.  One thing I see is that she has amazing, beyond normal children.  They are a musical prodigies.  They are valedictorians of their class in school.  They play sports at professional level.  Along with all of that, they have perfect manners and are ALWAYS socially acceptable.  Does anyone else see them this way?

I don't have any of these.  My kids are wonderful people, but none of them are beyond human.  Thank goodness, or I don't think I'd be able to keep up with them.

Most of my kids love to read.  I mean to the point of can't put a book down.  But I have a couple reluctant readers under my roof too.  I work with them everyday, but it's just not clicking.  My hope is that if we continue to work at it, it will become easier and something they learn to love too.

As I read the textbook for my class today, I found out about this site.  I didn't know such a thing existed, but as we prepare for summer break, this is definitely a site I'm going to use.  I hope that by sharing this someone else can benefit from this list as well.  It is a site for young adults, and I've been looking for a younger list.  I'll let you know when and if I find one.

We will also use this one. We try to read the Battle of the Books books every summer.  They're great ones!


Darilyn said...

Hey, that's a great site. I'll use that one for sure. My youngest needs help finding books that interest her and this should really help.

Lena Baron said...

WOW! Great sites! I especially love the BOB lists. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I give you my vote for Mother of the Year. And, I don't believe anyone has "amazing, beyond normal children". Outward appearances are always deceiving. lol

Have a blessed day, and thank you for the links. =)

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