Reading Different Genres With Kids (& a giveaway!)

Ever since I first read Newmark Learning’s books for early readers, I’ve been a fan. I’m equally impressed with their newest series, Jump Into Genre for grades 2 – 3. It’s quality, engaging reading material in different genres.

In the widely adopted Common Core Standards, the following genres are required for students: Tall Tales, Fables, Fairy Tales, Pourquoi Tales, Trickster Tales, and Myths and Legends. All of which are included in the 2 set, 24 book Jump Into Genre series.

Oh, about Common Core . . . sigh. Read my initial thoughts here and my acceptance of reality here, both on Class Notes. (I dislike them for very specific reasons. I don’t dislike standards in general, just these ones.)

Each book is 16 pages long with a nice text to picture balance. (My pet peeve when done poorly.)

The front and back cover include ways for parents and teachers to extend the learning.

View the virtual catalog of all the Newmark Learning books.

Sweepstakes

One Imagination Soup reader will win all 24 titles from the Jump into Genre series valued at $95.76! All comments by October 5, 2012 will be entered to win.

I’m trying the Rafflecopter system so enter in the box just below this, not in the comments.
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  • Kerry F

    Fantasy, fairy tale, mystery and nonfiction

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresa.top.bovenkamp Teresa Bovenkamp

    everthing!

  • Elizabeth

    My boys love history

  • Elizabeth

    My boys love history

  • onetallmama

    We do our best to read them all. I tend to like historical and realistic fiction for myself but my 6 year old has been really enjoying the Greek Myths lately.

  • JJ

    I prefer novels, historical fiction, local fiction. My son loves pretty much everything though we haven’t done a lot of poetry reading yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.happymommy Mary Happymommy

    My son likes military history.

  • Brittany C

    My daughter loves her fairy tales:)

  • Shelley

    I like fiction. My kids like fiction and poetry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kellie.cartergedert Kellie Carter Gedert

    This is great. My son loves the science fiction stuff!

  • http://twitter.com/KBell0425 Katie Bell

    We love reading lots of different genres but I think fairy tales are her favorite!

  • http://twitter.com/pragmaticmom PragmaticMom

    We read picture books, graphic novels, easy readers, chapter books, non fiction and ya. I think that’s it. (I feel like the Bubba Gump guy reciting the ways to cook shrimp!)

  • chris

    We read everything we can get our hands on. My 3 year old loves it all and my 13 year old goes through so many books a day I no longer can keep track. If it’s in print we read it!

  • Lindsey

    We read a lot of fiction. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Kari W

    We are working so hard to incorporate different genres into our teaching. These look fantastic!

  • Melissa B

    We love fairy tales and other similar genres, like tall tales. We are starting on fantasty (The Hobbitt). So much to explore!

  • Amy Pardo

    My girls just started to like history. We just read about integration.

  • DEBIJOT

    We like all genres, depending on the day.

  • michelle

    my little one reads a lot of fiction, especially princesses and fairies, but she is also really into non-fiction titles on topics like space, marine biology and some history

  • Windy Mitchell

    My 4 year old is fascinated with how the body works, dinosaurs, sharks, insects and other animals. But he also enjoys Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books.

  • francesca

    We don’t settle on a certain genre…We try to be exposed to all but seems non-fiction is preferred by one and fairy tales by the others.