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5th Grade Books from 5th Grade Boy

5th Grade Books from 5th Grade Boy

My 5th grade son is assigned more reading homework than my 8th grade daughter. He is supposed to read 30 minutes a day; my daughter just 2 hours a week. At my son’s Curriculum Night, his teacher explained that reading just 20 minutes a day dramatically increases a child’s vocabulary. Hence, she assigns them 30 minutes a night.

Educator's Briefing

From Educator’s Briefing

It’s not easy to get kids reading. My son will always choose screens over books so it’s helpful to assigned reading. I think it’s also important to making reading pleasurable so it becomes a lifelong habit. I choose a shortlist of books carefully for my son that he then selects from.

I also read out loud to my son every night. Reading aloud has the same benefit as independent reading but with an added incentive. I get to quiz my son as he reads, just to make sure he’s paying attention. Usually, I ask him about a vocabulary word in the book. One easy way is to give him a pair of opposites and have him pick the word meaning.

I hope your son can find books from my son’s list. Tell him that my son recommends them! It’s more convincing when it’s a peer recommendation so I have my son reviewing his book list.
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