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Since discovering the world of reading, our six year old cannot get her hands on books fast enough!
When I pick out books for her, I try to find books that span across reading levels. I want her to read books that are super easy, books that are at her reading level, and a few that are just a bit harder. I loved giving her books which did not come from the I Can Read series because she read without the preconceived idea that this was an "easy book or a hard book."
The majority of the books we picked up this month fall into the first two categories. They are easy and at her level. I want her to love reading.
And it's the summer.
The summer is for fun.
She will read harder books during the school year.
Some of the books were super easy because they were meant for Addie to read to our two and a half year old. He loves having Addie read to him.
Here is a list of all the books she read to herself this month. It is not an exaggeration. I had to explain to our librarian (when I saw her skepticism) why we were constantly taking out large quantities of books and bringing them back a few days later.
Her momentum has actually slowed a little, especially towards the end of the month. And that is fine! She has wanted me to read to her a bit from books that are a little harder right now. We are finishing up Pedro's Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 and she is working her way through Pocahontas Indian Princess Weekly Reader Books Edition.
My approach to summer reading is to encourage it with books she enjoys at reading levels that appeal to her so the skill does not get lost and even has a chance to improve itself in speed and comprehension. Once school starts again, her reading will be more directed by what we are learning.
But for now.... reading is all about fun!
Digger the Dinosaur and the Cake Mistake: My First I Can Read
Digger the Dinosaur: My First I Can Read
Marley: Marley Learns a Lesson: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
Marley: Firehouse Dog: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
Marley: The Dog Who Ate My Homework: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
The Talent Show: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2)
Fishing: A Mr. and Mrs. Green Adventure (Green Light Readers Level 2)
A Dog Named Sam (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)
The Day I Had to Play With My Sister (My First I Can Read)
The Geese March in Step
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
Here Comes the Easter Cat
What's Wrong, Little Pookie?
Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep
Maisy Goes to the Museum: A Maisy First Experience Book
Hamsters Holding Hands
Once Upon a Memory
The Bicklebys' Birdbath
Good Boy, Fergus!
Hello Kitty, Hello Winter!
Colonial Clothes (Colonial Quest)
Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery
Young Cam Jansen and the Goldfish Mystery
Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery
If You Give a Dog a Donut
Peck Slither and Slide
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Splat the Cat
I Am a Backhoe
Tell Me Some More.. (An I Can Read Book)
Marley: Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
Tick Tock Clock (My First I Can Read)
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book 2)
Little Critter: To the Rescue!: My First I Can Read
Pinkalicious: Puptastic!: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore!: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Little Critter's This Is My Friend (Road to Reading)
Little Critter: Just a Little Love (My First I Can Read)
Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
OLIVIA Goes Camping (Olivia TV Tie-in)
Goose and Duck (I Can Read Book 2)
Big Bird's Copycat Day (Sesame Street) (Step into Reading)
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
Scholastic Reader Level 1: Clifford Goes to the Doctor
Merry Christmas, Ollie! (Gossie & Friends)
What's the Matter, Bunny Blue?
School Friends (Strawberry Shortcake)
No Fighting, No Biting! (An I Can Read Book, Level 2)
Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter (I Can Read Book 2)
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Level 2)
Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Marley: Snow Dog Marley: I Can Read Level 2 (I Can Read Book 2)
Best Friends for Frances (I Can Read Book 2)
Fiercely and Friends: The Big Something
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip (Green Light Readers Level 3)
Iris and Walter and the Substitute Teacher
Oops!: All about Opposites (Beastieville)
Birthday Beastie: All about Counting (Beastieville)
Penny and Her Doll: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Arthur's Birthday Party (I Can Read Book 2)
George and Martha: Round and Round [GEORGE & MARTHA ROUND & ROUND] [Hardcover]
George and Martha Early Reader (Green Light Readers Level 2)
Little Critter: This Is My Town: My First I Can Read
Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair: I Can Read Level 1 (I Can Read Book 1)
Bones and the Roller Coaster Mystery
Sleeping Bootsie (Step into Reading)
Carl and the Sick Puppy (My Readers Level 1)
Rose and Riley
Biscuit Visits the Big City: My First I Can Read