Motivate struggling readers with joke books, comics and other "junky" reads
Dana's simple hack of using humor to dial down reading anxiety for her son Wenxin could apply to any struggling reader:
From "Motivating Reluctant Readers:"
Wenxin is learning that reading is fun. And I'm learning a few things as well. I'm learning that reading a joke book counts, and that reading a graphic novel counts, and that pushing a little isn't always a bad thing.
I encourage you to read the full post at Dana's blog because she makes moving and important points about confronting her inner book snob and knowing when to push a little.
In my opinion, all age-appropriate reading is good reading. Interest begets motivation.
Which books kicked off your child's interest in reading?
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