The War Is For The Heart Of The Child Part 2

Many students are afraid of thick books. So I start with thin books 1 or 2 years below grade level. Books on subjects they are interested in. If they struggle with more than three unknown words per page the book is too hard and I drop a grade level.

Rocket Phonics. emphasizes the high frequency words, but the students also need medium frequency words. As soon as you get to volume two this outside reading starts.

It takes a while to find something they like. The boy below likes politics so I got a newspaper about Biden versus Trump. He was so excited. He never met anyone who read a newspaper before.  I guess he gets all the reasons to hate Trump from the TV. 

Now we are reading books on dinosaurs and fossils. Of course, he still has to play Go Fish and as you can see he won. Go fish reinforces his phonics system and beating me his joy!

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