Reading opens a world of ideas and insights to kids–and adults as well. Often, when a child is asked to select a book to read–and possibly write a report about–he or she has no idea where to begin to find a good book.
This is a great link if you want to know the reasons kids give for choosing reading materials “on their own.” They read not only suggestions made by friends, but also those made by librarians, parents and grandparents, and anyone else who has a positive influence on their lives.
Need some help in guiding them to materials? The Renaissance Learning link below contains some great information–especially on how students choose independent reading materials.
Encourage kids to read, and be prepared to guide their choice of reading material!