I have a rising 3rd grader as well. He just finished the 4th Harry Potter book, and all of the Percy Jackson books. I think he might try to tackle Eragon next or maybe Magyck.
My DD and I were talking about books for him today. At his age she and DS1 loved books like Animorphs, Warriors, Rangers Apprentice, Eragon, Harry Potter. They are kind of crazy fairly advanced readers.
DD is going into 2nd grade. No required reading list for our school. Right now she is into the Animal Ark series, Nancy Drew, Frannie K Stein and such. She is merging from the first chapter books (like Magic Treehouse) into harder books, so i will be helping her find books like that this summer. I am thinking some of the Ramona books would be good, along with some of the American Girl books. She is also reading the 1st Harry Potter book.
My son will be going into 2nd grade next school year. As of now we don't have an official list of books to read. But I am planning on having him read something every day. Even smaller books. He likes to read, but doesn't want to yet on his own.
We'll get a list with books suggestions for each reading level on the last day of school. DS is taking a summer reading/writing class so whatever they assign, plus what's on the list (not required, but he struggles with reading so we're doing extra), anything his SpecEd teacher recommends, and anything else he's interested in. He's 6 and in 1st grade.
We've never gotten a reading list from our school, but it would be nice (as long as it was optional...). I think I might try to read Harry Potter with my son this summer--don't know why, but I want to read it with him, not just have him read it... Otherwise I want to try to find some different books for him to read this summer, not just the usual Magic Tree House-type books.
I don't know yet :/. They won't announce that until school ends. I think they send a letter home with the students on the last day of school
My kids read? Yeah, right!!
Mom of four
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