Each week they go to the library at school. They are allowed to choose any book they want. She would bring home comics and picture books. I finally put my foot down and told her no more baby books.
It wasn't working. She would cry and pout and generally make MY life miserable. I knew I was walking a fine line. I don't want her to hate reading, but I knew the minute she found a book she liked, this drama would be over. We just hadn't found that book yet. Until this week.
Elli came home from school so excited. Her friend Iso brought in a book she thought Elli would like. Matilda by Roald Dahl. She read it in class and loved it. Now she plans on reading every book he ever wrote.
You have no idea how relieved I am and thankful there was someone like Roald Dahl to write so many fabulous stories like:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Jack and the Beanstalk
James and the Giant Peach
Little Red Riding Hood
We have a lot of fun reading ahead of us.
Now if I could only find the trick that will get her excited about cleaning her room. One thing at a time, I guess.
You knew the teacher would chime in here! Try these series, when I taught third graders-they loved:ReplyDelete
Franie K. Stein (silly girl books)
Magic Treehouse (magical adventure series)
Goosebumps (semi-scary stories with good endings)
Who was...(real biography series-good for reports
Amber Brown (silly girl)
All of these are chapter books and if she likes one series, most libarians can suggest another.
Thanks! That's an awesome list.ReplyDelete
I think we'll try Franie K. Stein and Amber Brown first. Elli isn't really a big fan of scary or magical adventures. Not yet, anyway!