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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Summer Reading
month, we focus on Summer Reading.
Summer gives many of us extra opportunities for reading... the
fiction we love but don't usually have time for, the non-fiction
that we wish we had time to study during the year, or the boundless
free time to read on the beach, at the cabin, or on the boat... or
in your own living room. Don't miss the special reading (and Lego!)
nook, or the struggle some kids have with reading. Summer
Reading is more than just a school reading list.
Don't miss our previous Blog Hops,
The "G" Word
and Gifted @Play.
If you'd like to join our next Blog Hop, visit
Gifted Blog Hops.
Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our Blog Hop graphics!
For great summer reading lists, visit
Hoagies' Hot Topics Reading Lists and
Hoagies' Reading Lists!
Are All Gifted Children Early Readers? by
Gail Post in
- True or False: You can tell if a child is gifted by how early he or she
reads. Answer: True and False. It's true that many gifted
children read at a remarkably early age, amazing family and preschool
teachers alike with their almost eerie knowledge of language. But not all
gifted children read early...
Reading Nooks: Perfect for Summer Reading! by
Sunrise Learning Lab
- My husband and I have always been fascinated with unique homes with secret
rooms and cool nooks. The wardrobe in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
really appealed to both of us and became the inspiration for our reading
nooks. We discussed the possibility of somehow creating a neat passage /
room in our home. We came up with the idea...
Authors - Rock-Stars for the Rest of Us by
Diane Hale, in Schooling the Gifted
- We've all seen music lovers listen to their favorite rock bands while
looking at the album cover. We know they are thinking about the artists.
They admire their talent, their commitment to the art, and how the music
seems to communicate with them in a way no one else can or does. As a
reader, authors do that for me, and I know they do that for our students as
well. Aren’t we missing a big component of the reading/writing experience by
not highlighting the author when we really enjoy their written word?...
Full Steam Ahead by
Braver than you believe
- Such an innocuous word, isn't it? And yet SO powerful. Our oldest has
decided that her most favorite thing to do is....wait for it...READING!
She's a self-proclaimed reading junkie. Once she said that she absolutely
could not stop her eyes from reading EVERYTHING. When she was four. She also
said that I'd missed my turn two blocks ago. When she was three...
The Early Reading Myth and Gifted Achievement in
Learning by Hand-in-Hand
- Some parents of gifted children who begin to notice less stellar reading
achievement abilities start to get nervous. My initial answer to most
parents is: No. More than likely, nothing is wrong with your child. Lower
than expected achievement does not mean a child is no longer gifted. Still,
a little at-home sleuthing can help parents decide if formal testing for
potential learning disabilities is worth the time and money – OR – if a
different approach to reading instruction may be needed. What To Look
For When Your Early Reader Fails To Academically Thrive. 1. Slow Reading
Book Series About Gifted Children by
Planet Smarty Pants
- Do gifted children read
differently? Most of those that I know personally are truly voracious
readers, but they are intrigued by very different topics. Smarty continues
on her “I hate non-fiction” trail at the moment and reads almost exclusively
fiction and comics. She defines her current reading interests as children
like me who go on adventures and, apparently, she keeps developing their
adventures further in her head...
Video Games and Yellow Blankets by
- I have memories, beautiful memories, of a big yellow fleece-ish picnic
blanket, it had satiny-lined edges with zig-zag stitching, and I'd go out in
the summer, put out that big yellow blanket on the dark green grass, and
park myself there all day. I'd have a drink, and a book or four, and that
was the place to find me...
Summer Books by
The Grayson School
- Is there anything better than long, uninterrupted days of beating the heat
with a good book? We wanted to keep this post short and sweet so you can get
back to your books! Finding books for gifted kids that are both challenging
enough to be fun but still content-appropriate for their age can be
difficult. For kids, we love...
Summer Reading by
- What exactly is summer reading? There is no summer in sunny Singapore, but
we do have the June holidays, a month-long break from school. There is a
book that I would like to read...
Summer Reading Favorites for Young Readers by
Carolyn K., in
Hoagies' Nibbles and Bits
- Collected from gifted kids the world 'round, no matter what kind of books
your kids prefer, you'll find titles they love here...
My Essential Children's Library by
Suki Wessling in Avant Parenting
- Our spring cleaning usually happens in the summer and is largely a culling
of clothing the kids have outgrown, homeschooling materials we don’t need
and will pass on to others, and books. Despite our feeling that you
can never have too many books, when you have kids who love to read, you can
have too many books...
And another post on the subject of books and reading...
Review: Legendary Learning: The Famous Homeschoolers’ Guide to Self-Directed
Suki Wessling in Avant Parenting
McMillin's famous homeschoolers all achieved success not because they
followed the rules that most modern Americans take for granted—stay in
school, follow the rules, get good grades, be a high achiever. They achieved
success because they followed their passions, didn't listen to naysayers,
were diligent, and knew that they had something to offer the world...
August 01, 2016