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我的两个中学生做倒计时的日子until the end of the school year and looking forward to summer where required reading for English class gives way to reading for pleasure. There’s no shortage of good books out there but finding ones that your tween or teen wants to read is the trick. This summer, help your middle schooler rediscover reading for pleasure andprevent the dreaded summer slide做任何这些7两件事。
7 Ways to Help Your Middle Schooler Rediscover Reading for Pleasure
Make a Book List
My 8th年级的女儿总是保持运行的书s she wants to read on a piece of paper. It includes books she has heard about, ones her friends have read and recommended, and others she’s spotted in bookstores. Now is a great time to ask your middle school what books they’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten to. As summer approaches, revisit the list and have your kid rank them. Put the top 2 on hold at the library, download them to theirKindle, order them from亚马逊, or purchase them at a discount fromBookOutlet. That way when summer starts, they’ll have books they’ve been wanting to read right there waiting for them.
Start a Series
什么时候Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneended, I couldn’t wait to devour the next book and the next book and the next book all the way until the end. The great thing about series, is that once kids are hooked on the first book, they want to keep reading the books that follow! Trilogies are a great place to start but older readers who want a challenge, may like a longer series like Percy Jackson and the Olympians. With 5 books in the series, Percy Jackson continues with another 5-book spinoff series,The Heroes of Olympus.
My mother, a teacher for over 30 years, always said it didn’t matter what we were reading- as long as we were reading. Prevent the summer slide by letting your kids re-read favorites from their bookshelf. Sometimes they’ll even be enticed by a new cover on a longtime favorite.
随着4月发布新的封面设计，The Kane Chronicles trilogyhas a new look for fans who will want to go back and read Rick Riordan’s funny and exciting take on Ancient Egypt. The newly designed editions even include Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover stories and witty, relatable heroes, gods & monsters, prophecies, curses, and non-stop action. Even tweens and teens who have read the series will remember why they love learning about Ancient Egypt through this imaginative storytelling.
Explore Companion Titles
- Fans who have read the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series will enjoyThe Trials of Apollo因为引用的familiar characters和场所。如果你的中间高中生已经读了，试试Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, the companion to the national best seller珀西杰克逊的希腊众神.
- Those who love The Kane Chronicles will enjoy Brooklyn House Magician’s Manual. This Kane Chronicles companion is a must-have guide to Ancient Egyptian deities and creatures, and Carter and Sadie Kane’s world of magic. It features favorite human, divine, and animal characters for the bestselling Kane Chronicles trilogy. Middle grade readers will love the information about Egyptian mythology in laugh-out-loud entries with surprises like snarky comments from Sadie Kane and a dastardly plot by an old enemy.
- Rick Riordan’sThe Trials of Apollois a modern way of teachingGreek mythologyto kids in a fun and memorable way through characters that they identify with. Recently released The Trials of Apollo Book #3, The Burning Maze, continues the story of the formerly glorious god Apollo who was cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus and is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. Familiar and new friends emerge inThe Burning Mazeand Percy Jackson fans will be glad to know that all of the beloved characters from Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter will aid Apollo in his quest!
- Want to know more about myths around the world?布鲁克林楼魔术师手册is a guide to Ancient Egyptian deities and creatures that features a wealth of information about Egyptian mythology.马格努斯大通和阿斯加德的诸神introduces tweens and teens to Norse mythology!
In high school, I had a teacher whose entire year-long curriculum consisted of read a book, watch the movie, write a paper comparing and contrasting the two. I eliminated the comparison paper and made watching the movie an incentive to finishing a book in our house. It worked liked a charm and without being prompted, my kids always had lots to say about similarities and differences to the books vs. the movies. Great books to read include:
- Wonderby R.J. Palacio
- Everything, Everythingby Nicola Yoon
- The Fault in Our Stars
- The Hunger Games trilogyby Suzanne Collins
- Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline
- Percy Jackson & the Olympiansby Rick Riordan
Not familiar with these books or the movies? Read the reviews onCommon Sense Media.
While you can provide suggestions and offer rides to the bookstore and library, the best way to get your middle schooler to rediscover reading for pleasure is to let them read what they want. Throughout the school year they’re been subjected to reading the books that their English teacher has selected as part of the curriculum so let them have the freedom to choose what they want to read.
Help Your Middle Schooler Rediscover Reading for Pleasure with the Summer of Magic & Mazes Giveaway from Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan wants to keep your middle schooler reading throughout the summer and one (1) very lucky family will win a Summer of Magic & Mazes beach tote plus these seven Rick Riordan books:
- The Trials of Apollo series— with an autographed copy ofThe Burning Maze!
- The Kane Chronicles trilogy– plus new companion book布鲁克林楼魔术师手册!
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