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Making Lemonade 2020: Independent Reading

This Coronavirus pandemic is extremely serious and stressful, but independent reading can be part of a useful solution to children learning at home.

Now is a good time to hook kids on reading because they can choose their own books according to their own interests. At the same time, they can practice previously taught reading skills and improve in many ways.

The books, however, should be fairly close their reading levels.

Use Reading Spotlight’s QRLE to assess approximate reading level. Find out how to do it here:

Choosing Books For Children

Reading success is cumulative, as is reading decline.

Students who read independently become better and more motivated. Those who do not read often forget some or many of the reading skills learned during the school year.

Asking children to read daily for an hour or two now and during the summer months is NOT asking too much of them.

You can find most libraries on the internet, and they are there to serve the public. Many have adapted their rules so that you can even get a library card online and borrow books to a FREE Kindle APP.

To get started, here are some good booklists:

Great Reads Booklist

Reading Spotlight Pinterest Board: Encouraging Lifelong Readers


Individual choice in reading selection is an important key to reading motivation.

Reading Spotlight’s FREE Independent Reading Packet makes the process much easier:


Also check out this interesting Free Tip from Reading Spotlight:

Using TV To Improve Comprehension


Most students who read independently accrue superior vocabularies, higher reading scores, better writing skills, and improved reading rate.

So let’s get started making that lemonade in our upside-down world.


© Reading Spotlight 2020

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