Can you name a few titles that many second and third graders are asking to read these days?
If you said Ivy & Bea
n or Ramona
or Cam Jansen
or the adventures of Humphrey the hamster, you’d be wrong.
What kids tell us they are reading are Twilight, the Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
, and The Lightning Thief.
Educators call this Reading Up.