One thing I have been really proud about since school started is how I have kept up on homework. I realize it's only been 7 days, but still, you have to take your little victories where you can.
Last year, Princess was in Title 1 reading for part of the year. I had a hard time with this - I mean, I'm an English teacher and I have a daughter with a reading problem? She really benefitted from the program and is a pretty strong reader now.
When she can concentrate. :)
Last week, we began our reading with a Teacher From the Black Lagoon series. If you have never seen one of these books, they have great illustrations...unless you have ADD.
As we read, I literally had to redirect her on about every other word. I didn't want to give up the book (I am trying to teach her to finish what she starts), but damn. She would read a word or two, then ramble on and on and on about the pictures.
Another thing I noticed was that she had a tendency to start mumbling when she started to lost interest. Then, she would either only say 1/2 the word or would just guess the word without reading any of the letters.
Needless to say, as a teacher, this was more than a little frustrating.
Because of this, I have been pointing out every word to make sure she reads it correctly and stopping her as many times as it takes. I also try to give her time to look at and comment on the pictures (OK, after this sentence, you can tell me about that).
It's a loooooooong process, but it's what I have to do.
I'm wondering, what reading struggles have you faced? How are you combating them? Leave it in the comments! :)