By Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann
Chances are your high schooler has a summer reading list — but don't stop there. Teens should read magazines, websites, and newspapers to improve reading comprehension, build vocabulary, and increase their knowledge of current events.
Now that your reading aloud days are mostly over, try a new spin. Let your child select a book for you both to read, then discuss how it to turn it into a movie: What actors would play the protagonist and the villian? How would you film the dramatic opening and closing scenes? If the book has been made into a movie, watch it together and discuss how the two compare. If your child has access to a movie camera and friends who are willing to act, encourage her to make her own film.
If your child enjoys a certain book, encourage her to read another by the same author. Start with a riveting book series for young adults.
You may want to buy your child an E-reader, if you think it will boost her enthusiasm for reading. Another high-tech option: encourage your child to experience the classics via podcast. Open Culture has a terrific list of free podcasts.
Next: Recast writing »
Sign up for our newsletter and we'll send you more
insights to help you help your child succeed.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.