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    Here is an interesting article about summer reading lists and what librarians think about them. (I'll give you a hint. They think reading should be for enjoyment.)

    Those Tired Summer Reading Lists. Here?s What to Do. | School Library Journal
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    Mariam, thanks for the link. It breaks my heart to think that kids are not only required to read certain books during the summer, but then have to write about them. Way to kill the joy. I can understand requiring that kids read a certain number of books over the summer, but there should be no requirement as to which books. I spent many a happy day in the summer reading, but I was so fortunate that in the 80s there was absolutely no requirement of any kind. I loved my high school literature classes, but think that those books would have been hard to get through without the discussion in class.
    Beth
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiihomeschoolbysurpriz View Post
    I spent many a happy day in the summer reading, but I was so fortunate that in the 80s there was absolutely no requirement of any kind. I loved my high school literature classes, but think that those books would have been hard to get through without the discussion in class.
    Yes, me too! I was in school at the same time. I spend entire summers at the library, reading piles of books - none of them required. Alas, it seems that the system wants to take the fun out of it.
    A mama who teaches college writing, as well as help her 11-year-old in
    choosing his own life adventure. Using Global Village School to support our desire to develop a sense of social justice and global awareness.

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    I read with my 7 year old every day - he reads to me and I read to him. Today we are in the middle of Matilda, by Roald Dahl. We read the chocolate cake eating chapter - just about one of the funniest things I have ever read aloud. Very advanced vocabulary for him and it didn't matter a bit. We were both laughing our heads off. Reading time is our favorite part of the day...

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