Wednesday, October 13, 2010

reading lesson

Word on the page: a-t.         ME: "ok let's sound out this word. what's your first sound?"          C: " aaaa."         ME: "good. what's your next sound?"          C: "tt!"           ME: "good! now let's put them together. sound it out."      C: "rrrrraad!"          ME: "honey, you're saying sounds that aren't even in the word. let's sound it out again."        C: "rrrrr..."            ME: "ok you're not even looking at the page. you need to look at your word to be able to read it."         C: "rrr..."             ME: "let's sound it out again. first sound?"       C: "aaaa."        ME: "good! next sound?"          C "tt."                ME: "good! now let's put them together."        C: "rrrrr ....curious??"    .....("aaaaaaaahh!" do you see why this is so frustrating? it's like a battle of wills every time we sit down to a reading lesson. but she is making progress. it's just hard to figure out sometimes when she's really not getting it or just being stubborn, um, spirited. thanks for listening. i feel better.)


  1. Helen Keller finally got it. W a ter. Water!!!! She turned out to be brilliant.

  2. thats true! i guess there's hope then... :)

  3. and now, months later, we are finding out she is probably dyslexic and most likely has irlen syndrome. goes to show, when something seems wrong and a child just isn't getting it, look into the possibility they don't see the words right. erin will post later but she had the brilliant idea to tell c. to pretend the letters are people and asked "what are they doing" and got the answer from c. "they are wiggling around and dancing" was what c. saw. that's probably irlen syndrom or sss. google it and youtube it.