Lainey finished third grade. She had good grades and could read (1) _____ grade level, but she did not like to read. On a family car trip, her Aunt Dede pulled out a copy of Harry Potter, as a surprise for her (2) _____ . But Lainey took one look at it, (3) _____ her eyes, and said, “Borrring!”
Aunt Dede, a teacher, had read the book to her students, and they loved it. (4) _____ the youngest children in the class were (5) _____ by the story. They (6) _____ with great interest and then (7) _____ joined in grand conversations about Harry`s adventures.
“How can you say it`s (8) _____ ? Have you read it? ” asked Aunt Dede.
“No, it`s too long and it doesn`t have any (9) _____ .” complained Lainey.
“Oh, that`s where you are (10) _____ ;there are lots of pictures. Every page is full of pictures; you just have to read the words to (11) _____ them. It`s like magic.”
“Nice try , Aunt Dede,”Lainey replied (12) _____ from the back seat.
Another (13) _____ was in order. “Well, if you don’t want to read it, give it (14) _____ .Maybe your mom would (15) _____ hearing the story.” The book sailed through the air to Aunt Dede and she began to read it aloud. By the end of the first chapter, (16) _____ were coming from the back seat:“Please read a little (17) _____ .”
Lainey is an example of an (18) _____ reader. As shown here, Lainey can become (19) _____ about reading when (20) _____ with literature on topics that interest her, and when the people around her model involvement in the reading process.