Middle School Students and Reading
Tips for Parents, Tutors, and Other Educators
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
Think Like a Reader
Part of literacy progress is learning how to think while reading. Asking questions supports that goal. Examples of some questions you might ask your student before, during, or after they read might be:
- What was the most important idea or concept from the text?
- What do you think will happen next?
- Did you learn about anything that impacts your life?
- What was the most interesting part of the story?
- Does this text remind you of something that you have read before?
Find the Right Read
The Lexile Framework for Reading uses a measure called a Lexile to match readers with resources. By helping your student find just the right books, you will provide a means for your student to improve his/her reading and harness a student's need for excitement, adventure, and entertainment.
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."