Easy? Early? I’ll defer to the author…

January 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

After reading Grace Lin’s blog article about categorizing Ling and Ting as an early chapter book rather than an easy one, my thought pattern shifted in her direction. She is absolutely right: For most children, reading anything, much less chapter books, is not an easy step.  Rather, it’s an early step in literacy.  And does “easy” keep youngsters who can read away from books with that label?  In deference to Lin’s preference, I am retitling the “Easy” Chapter Book category on this blog to “Early” Chapter Book.

You can read Grace Lin’s article here (http://forum.teachingbooks.net/?p=4743).

By the way, my opinions are based on years of observation from the basement library of an elementary school. 🙂


Entry filed under: "Early" Chapter Book, Podcast or Blog for children's librarian or SLMS.

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