This month, he’s gotten two superhero-themed readers to tackle. One from the library, and one was a stocking stuffer from Grandma. That made him *very* excited. They were an excellent balance between readability and high interest.
Grandma gave him Superman: Escape from the Phantom Zone, and it was a great gift for him. It’s right at his reading level (with a bit of help for a couple of words in the text, but most of it he could handle independently), and he loves Superman and Batman, so he was highly motivated to read it all.
The library book he’s read is Batman: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo, another level 2 book and another one that’s ideal for him. Not that challenging, but it gives him confidence as he reads, which I think is a good thing. Another one that was a big hit because, well, it’s Batman!
These aren’t the sorts of books I want him to spend all of his time reading, but he gets a lot of higher quality books as well and will continue to do so. These worked well as motivation and just fun reading time. I’m fortunate that my library has so many early readers that I’ll be able to get lots of variety, in addition to the ones we own through his school items.
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