I just spoke with one of my former students. She's still on summer break and enjoying every minute of it. She is also reading Laura Ingalls Wilder in Spanish for fun. Another student of mine is happy reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Spanish.
They carefully selected books that they knew the story line to and that they enjoyed.
They said that the libraria looked at them very strangely who asked if they were *sure* they wanted the Spanish version of the books.
The girls also have mentioned that they sometimes encounter words they just don't understand, and they simply read past those words hoping the meaning "fills in" later.
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