Book List for a Visual-Spatial Learner

My son and I compiled this book list for him to read this coming school year.  He is a visual-spatial learner and he mostly enjoys adventure and science fiction.  I am attempting something different with him this year.  He is a natural speed reader and I’ve been having him read aloud because his read aloud fluency wasn’t at a level where I was comfortable letting him read silently all the time.  After some research into his learning style, some experimenting at the end of the last school year, and a recommendation from an examiner that I have him read more to improve his spelling skills I have decided to let him read silently most of the time and read out loud to me at least once per week.  Visual spatial learners tend to take to speed reading and when I gave my son a chapter book to read he gobbled it down.

Here is the list I have compiled for this school year.  He chose most of the books on this list.  I made sure Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Huckleberry Finn made the list.  I’m unsure about the last two on this list for this year though.  Huckleberry Finn is best as a read aloud for now, I think.  My son did pick Little Women, but I’m not sure he would enjoy it at his age anyway.

 

 

Book

Grade Level

Lexile Level

 Interest Level

Genre

The Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring

8.1

860

9-12

Classics, Fantasy

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

8.4

810

9-12

Classics, Fantasy

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

9

920

9-12

Classics, Fantasy

The Enormous Egg

5.7

900

3-5

Classics, Comedy and Humor

The Twenty-One Balloons

5.7

1070

3-5

Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Rabbit Hill

5.4

1050

3-5

Animal Stories, Classics

Black Beauty

6.4

1010

3-7

Animal Stories, Classics

Alice in Wonderland

5.9

860

3-5

Classics, Fantasy

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

6.8

700

3

Adventure, Classics

The Wizard of Oz

6.9

1000

6-8

Adventure, Classics, Fantasy

Harriet the Spy

6.2

760

4-7

Classics, Comedy and Humor

The Trumpeter of Krakow

5.5

1200

6

Classics, Historical Fiction

Tuck Everlasting

5.9

720

4-6

Fantasy

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

6.4

850

4-7

Adventure, Science Fiction

A Wind in the Door – 1st

5.3

790

4-7

Adventure, Science Fiction

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

5.5

580

3-5

Classics

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

7.1

860

6-8

Classics

The Neverending Story

5.5

930

6-8

Classics, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Peter Pan

6.1

920

4-7

Classics, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Kidnapped

8.9

990

6-8

Adventure, Classics

Mary Poppins

6.1

830

6-8

Classics, Comedy and Humor, Fantasy

I Am David

7.1

980

6-8

Classics, Historical Fiction

Abel’s Island

5.5

920

3-5

Classics

The Incredible Journey

8.1

1320

6-8

Adventure, Animal Stories, Classics

The Toothpaste Millionaire

5.9

820

3-5

Classics, Comedy and Humor

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

8.1

1030

6-12

Classics, Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be

7.5

1280

6-8

Animal Stories, Classics

I, Robot

7.1

920

9-12

Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction

The Black Arrow

7.6

980

6-8

Classics

The Indian in the Cupboard

5.9

780

3-5

Adventure, Fantasy

War Horse

7.9

1090

6-8

Adventure, Animal Stories, Historical Fiction

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

7.3

620

6-8

Adventure, Fantasy

Little Women

7.9

1300

9-12

Classics, Historical Fiction

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

5.9

990

9

Adventure, Classics, Multicultural, Comedy

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