"The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading." Charlotte Mason
"The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Suess
Our family loves to read so it has never been an issue to get the children to read, but I noticed a couple years ago that left to themselves my children would usually choose easy fiction over other reading material. I wanted them to have a balanced diet in their reading so I designed a checklist for them with six categories. Following are two versions we've used with success. Feel free to copy them if you'd like to try them or make your own with your own desired categories. Just click on the titles below.
Reading Record Sheet
Reading Record Sheet 2
After Christmas we did a major cleaning and reorganizing which included our school room and all of our book shelves. I've been collecting books for the 20+ years we've been home schooling so there are plenty to choose from. I organized one of our shelves to fit the categories on their lists making it easy for them to select books.