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Summer reading list for teens

Summer reading list for teens

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Summer is a great time for teens to read books that aren’t assigned in school. One of the biggest complaints about English classes many teens have is that the books they read are old or boring; literature is an important part of studying English, but teens also enjoy contemporary young adult (YA) books. There are many YA novels and graphic novels that are sure to satisfy any teen’s desire for a good summer read. Beach Reads for Teens Whether a teen is going on vacation or not, summer is the best time of year to sit outside with a book and a glass of lemonade. Having a book on hand is the easiest way to combat summer boredom and make vacation more interesting. Sucks to Be Me, by Kimberly Pauley, is a must read for any vampire fan who is tired of the Twilight series. Mina Hamilt...
Reading Games for Homeschool Kindergarten

Reading Games for Homeschool Kindergarten

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Reading Games As the letter sounds are learned in phonics, make a habit of writing each letter on an index card. Use large, block letters that are easy to read. Remember that kids who are beginning to read can tire easily of focusing on small words, so when you make the words their size, you're eliminating the likeliness of physical eye strain. Conversely, you could use a pencil to make a dotted line for the child to trace over in marker, for writing practice. Games to Teach Reading Build-A-Word Workshop: Have several cards of each letter learned on hand and set a timer for 60 seconds. Have the child (or children) race to see who can build the most words. After the game, write a list of all the words they built (or record the number of words) Challenge them to beat their own h...