Top books for third graders
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The Best 3rd Grade Books to Share With Your Students
The energy and enthusiasm of third graders—for reading, and everything else—are contagious. Encourage students to find their voices and connect with each other. The best picture books are so much more than they appear. Is there only one way to be a lion? Examine themes of bias, individuality, and friendship.
Kids become independent readers at their own pace. In a second or third grade classroom there can be a variety of reading levels, ranging from kids who are sounding out words to those flying through the final book in the Harry Potter series. Students often get assigned a reading level based on assessment tools like Lexile, DRA, or Guided Reading and may be encouraged to read books at their level.
Books for 3rd graders and beyond are obviously the best gift. When buying for kids, books are even better because you can pick out something that will directly help them build skills they need for school. Picking out a book can be fraught. What do kids today even read? Are comic books considered books or not? How do you know what reading level kids are at? And which classic books are too racist, too sexist, or too distant to connect with kids today?
By the time your child is in the third grade, they would know how to read and write. It is also the time when children develop a keen interest in books. You can encourage that interest in reading by giving them the right kind of books to read. What kind of books would a third grader read, you ask? The answer is chapter books. In this article, MomJunction lists 19 chapter books that a third grader will love reading.