Once your children have begun reading for pleasure, which books will keep them reading? Keeping Kids Reading identifies common reading paths that children follow, as well as reading paths that are more unusual.
The book is based on the many interviews Mary Leonhardt conducted with avid readers during her 35 years of teaching high school English. A transcript of many of the interviews is included in the appendix.
She found that, as avid readers grow up, they become more willing to read books outside of their special area of interest. But while children are just beginning to fall in love with books, it is very important to identify what kind of books will bring them into a literate world.
Here are some of the reading paths that Leonhardt identifies:
Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers to History and Political Science
Science Fiction to Science and Math
Comics to Classics to Poetry
Mystery to Nonfiction, like Business or Politics
Science Fiction/Fantasy to History and Literature
Horror Books to Relationship Books
Mysteries and Relationship Books to Classics
Relationship Books to a Special Interest
Family and Magic Books to Women Authors
In addition, Keeping Kids Reading has a chapter devoted to keeping kids writing, as well as a chapter that attempts to answer the most common questions on reading that teachers and parents have asked Leonhardt.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the third of Leonhardt's books I've read, and it's as excellent as the other two. Her four rules of reading should be posted in every classroom and pediatrician's office in the country, and I love her alternative to today's standardized testing regime. If only every school could be run and staffed by people like Mary Leonhardt, and she could replace Arne Duncan as SecEd!
I enjoy this because it was a read that corresponded to what I was learning in a few of my college courses. With children being so saturated in technology today it is wise to brush up on ways to engage them as readers of print material even though they may claim to prefer digital means. I also think taking them to the bookstore or library and make choices of their own is very important.
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