This year I started out doing the Harriet Treadwell Reader Primer with my 7 year old son. He is definitely ready for it and seemed to like it. Then we moved onto the Reader 1 and he just isn't into the stories and Mother Goose rhymes as much. One day, after much struggling with him, I took out a 'twaddle' book that a cousin had given him, one of those Step Into Reading Level 1 books about Super Heroes.
He read the whole thing, cover to cover, in less than 15 minutes. With a little help from me.
What should I do? I want him to enjoy reading and that piece of twaddle did it for him. It was interesting. It had action. It was fun and had a "story." Now, even HE admited that all the pictures were distracting to him (he had to cover up the picture with his hand while he read the words) and I couldn't stand the thought of it :) But . . . he read it!
Should I look into more of the Step Into Reading selections? I really, really don't want to. What about the I Can Read books? Are they just as bad? Originally, I wanted him to do the Pathway readers, but now I'm afraid that he might not like those either.
Any suggestions for beginning books, with action or similar, that a 7 year old boy might would like?