Poetry is finally clicking for my teenager and I know some of it's simply because it's for a teacher they adore other than old mom! But the kid is also reading the "No Fear" books that have translations on the opposite pages rather than just pushing through the Old English with me and that has made SUCH a difference. I thought we should try reading it without the translation and then translate together later in the past, but having it right there has really helped.
It makes sense, too: you don't have to wait to look up long passages that make no sense to you. I just remember reading them without translations first and finding them magical as a kid, but my kid is different from me. I'm so glad these kinds of books exist!
How about you? Do you use No Fear or similar books? Share which ones have helped the most in the chat!