Summer Is A Wonderful Time For Middle And High Students To Enjoy Reading
Fiction, nonfiction, action, adventure are all types of texts available to summer readers. Science fiction, sci-fi, science and nature are genres that peak the interest of teen and pre-teens. Parents and families can entice kids to read by offering titles on travel and geographical places. Prior to taking a beach vacation, adolescents should be encouraged to read about the picturesque ocean location that they will be visiting.
Recommended Summer Reads
Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that teach about the oceanography, the beach, sand and ocean. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about sea life at www.biguniverse.com
by Margaret Read MacDonald (author), Geraldo Valerio (illustrator) © 2009
Sandpiper finds her daily stroll on the beach interrupted by Whale, who boasts that he is ruler of the sea. Sandpiper responds with equal bravado, asserting her rights to the sand and seawater. Soon the rivals are calling in their cousins, and the beach and sea are filled with shorebirds and sea mammals of every stripe. The standoff grows ominous as Whale leads his cousins in an assault on the beach, eating the sand from under the birds. Sandpiper retaliates by ordering her cousins to drink up the ocean. Soon the landscape is filled with fish, crabs, and sea creatures gasping for survival. How will this end? The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale suggests that we are all connected in the ecological chain.