At summer school, we try to change things up a bit in the area of reading. My main focus is exposing the children to different stories, mostly at their level, with very repetative lines. We usually will read a book a couple times a day for a couple days.
This week at summer school, I was getting ready to read with three of my students and quickly came to the realization that none of them had read The Gingerbread Man before or heard of it. Ever! I can bet that all of them have seen the movie Shrek with the Gingerbread Man in it, but had no clue what story it was coming from.
Don't parents read to their kids anymore?
I remember reading a lot of books with my parents growing up; curling up on the couch or chair with a big book.
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Try this Saturday Sixer....
List six of your favorite children's stories/books:
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears
- Princess and the Pea
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Emperor's New Clothes
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- Little Red Riding Hood