a great series of books for kids grades 3-6, learn roughly 10 new words a day

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    As part of his summer work, my stepson has been doing sections of this book (each section is about 3 pages and covers 10 new words):

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Vocabulary-Words-Grade-Kids-Need/dp/0439280435/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279300873&sr=8-1-spell]Amazon.com: 240 Vocabulary Words 3rd Grade Kids Need To Know (9780439280433):…[/ame]

    and has been learning a lot of new words. the sections are very fun and he actually enjoys doing the work. for peopel with older kids, they have 4th-6th grade books that I found on amazon:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Vocabulary-Words-Grade-Kids-Need/dp/0439280443/ref=pd_sim_b_1]Amazon.com: 240 Vocabulary Words 4th Grade Kids Need To Know…[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Vocabulary-Words-Grade-Kids-Need/dp/0439280451/ref=pd_sim_b_2]Amazon.com: 240 Vocabulary Words 5th Grade Kids Need To Know (9780439280457): Linda Ward Beech: Books[/ame]

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    Why not get the kid a netbook and show him/her the science fiction that is free in Project Gutenberg. Sci-fi made science more interesting than my science teachers did. I started reading sci-fi in 4th grade and began picking up the vocabulary of science.

    The Brain, by Alexander Blade
    www (dot) gutenberg (dot) org/files/32498/32498-h/32498-h.htm

    I can't put in links yet.

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    Anything that helps keep a kid's skills sharp and provides practice is a good thing over the summer. Personally I'd suggest the child read a book a week, writing down words that are unfamiliar. Choose high interest novels or non-fiction. Boys often like books on cars, sports, building something or other. In third grade boys often like books like "Hatchet" and Gary Paulsen has written many books that appeal to the age group.

    Encourage mental math, when going to movies or anyplace where tickets are sold, point out the prices and ask how much $$ do you need? Ask how much change you should expect. At the grocery ask how much per oz or per item contained? How much will a meal cost? Kids that age love calculators, he/she could keep running tally of what the total will be, especially if you send some items 'back' to the shelves. If they 'nail' it, let them pick out something in the cashier lane, something I rarely let my kids do, so was a 'great reward.'

    If driving somewhere, have the child act as navigator with map. Have them figure out MPG and such. Believe it or not, most kids can do this by 3rd grade.
     
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    It's 40 years after the Moon landing.

    All of the boys should know about planned obsolescence in cars by now. Building plastic models is more informative than reading books about cars.

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    he ends up reading more than that because he has to read usually 30mins to an hour a day in order to earn video game time.


    i always do this! and most of the time he actually enjoys it. we also have him do math everyday on his own and I teach him new stuff everyday. we are close to where we can do basic algebra!
     
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