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Five Ways to Keep Kids Reading this Summer

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Written by secondary school teacher Spencer Miller

Summertime is here! Instead of resting and relaxing, you’re fielding emails from parents looking for advice on how to keep their kids reading this summer.

I’ve got you covered with some advice for parents and six brand new book recommendations. Now go relax!

1. Let them choose

To help share a love of reading, encourage choice. Allow young readers their independence and encourage them to explore and be curious. If they’ve already found something they like, stick with it! Do they want to read nothing but graphic novels? Great! Reread their favourite fantasy series for the twelfth time? Fantastic! All reading is good reading.

Reading should never feel like an assignment. Students may be experiencing frustra …

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