The following article from the Huffpost illustrates proven methods for promoting independent reading at home.
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When it comes to engaging your young adult with reading, we know the importance of choice. We know that when children can select the books they want to read, with topics in which they are truly interested, they are more likely not only to read them but also to understand and to reflect upon them. With that in mind, we are delighted to bring to you the 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading List. Share the list with your young adult and let them choose their next book.
The following links discuss many reading topics a parent of a middle schooler may encounter: