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Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition – Quizzes Uploaded

22 Oct

Pay It Forward Young Readers Edition

I always liked the movie, Pay it Forward, despite some of its rough parts, and though I was never truly was fond of the ending. I liked the general idea behind the whole “Pay It Forward” concept, though, and when I saw they had a Young Readers Edition of the book, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, I thought I’d have my son read it to at least get a feel for the idea.

Surprise, surprise, I read it along with my son (I haven’t read the regular version) and so much is different from the movie. Wow! I mean, yeah, that’s typically how it is with most books and their movies, but it was SO different we were both a bit shocked when we saw the alternate version.

I, having seen the movie first, prefer the movie version. My son, having read the book first, prefers the book.

This was a book I had my son read on his own, and then I’d give him a quiz to make sure he’d really read it, and then we’d discuss it. Since I couldn’t find any quizzes online for it, I made my own. I’ve uploaded those here on the Pay It Forward Page here on my site.


Pay It Forward Movie

It’s probably best if you read the story yourself, before deciding if it’s right for your child. Due to some of the concepts, it’s recommended for (more…)

Making Reading Fun

03 Jul

I always hear about people having children that don’t like to read and am always confused by this. I’ve always liked to read myself, and as a child went through multiple books a week during my summer vacations, and my child loves to read as well. Nobody shoved books into my hands and said, “READ!” and other than gently handing off books I want my child to read for educational purposes, I don’t do that to him either. In fact, one of his favorite things to do is to read! I say, “Go find something to do, and probably 85% of the time he’s reading!” This started when he was young. We’d get books from the library, and read them during the day and before bed.

Reading is all the same – right? WRONG!

You can read it to them. Say the words on the page. Go through the motions of turning the pages. Finish and feel you’ve put in your time. Or you can EXPERIENCE it with them.


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