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Six Super Cool Adventure Novels

The Name of this Book is Secret
By: Pseudonymous Bosch
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The Name of this Book is Secret

A Week in the Woods
By: Andrew Clements
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A Week in the Woods

Hatchet
By: Gary Paulson
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Hatchet

Artemis Fowl
By: Eoin Colfer
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Artemis Fowl

The Sea of Trolls
By: Nancy Farmer
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The Sea of Trolls

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
By: J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

Six Hilarious Picture Books

The Benefits of Reading

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10 Ways to Teach Your Child to Read

  • Read to your child every day!
  • Ask your child questions before, during, and after reading.
  • Let your child see you reading.
  • Look for letters while out and about and in the environment around you.
  • When teaching letters and letter sounds, incorporate as many senses as possible.
  • Read a variety of books and make a game out of guessing the genre.
  • Have fun rhyming!
  • Work on letter sounds and manipulating them within words (phonemic awareness)
  • Encourage your child to sound out short words (consonant, vowel, consonant).
  • Practice memorizing a few sight words each day.
  • Most of all, have fun together!

Refocus on Reading

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