applaud the sentiment that “allow students to explore literature in the summer
as a pleasure and return to school curious about the world around them, not
weary from having written about books they could not fully understand, or smug
from having earned credit for an essay on a book they could have easily
comprehended in fourth grade.”
The following are a few suggestions that keep
literature and pleasure in the same arena
hints for Summer reading for children:
~ Give children direction in choosing books.
~ Encourage reading without use of the post-it-notes. ~ Support children reading challenging books
during the summer, without the mandate to fully understand the book.
~ Encourage children to read nonfiction books that support acquiring world knowledge.
Becoming excited by current events and history is the byproduct.