Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Reading Breakthrough finally!

Griffin, unlike Quinn, has had no urgency or interest in learning how to read up till now, thinking he couldn't read, even when he was clearly sounding out words and getting them right... He decided that wasn't reading and that reading was not nice or fun... we'd argue about him doing homework reading because he'd insist he'd read the reader at aftercare and couldn't possibly read it AGAIN for my benefit! When I suggested he chose something else he'd refuse... because you know, he couldn't read.

I got him to read a few pages of 2 books early this week and noticed he'd read words like 'spectacular' and 'asteroid' fluently , but would then struggle on easy 3 and 4 letter words...!??? Very odd.

Then on Wednesday he picked up the 10 stores in 1 Horrid Henry book and told me he'd 'read 1 page'. After 4 pages he was still reading... he read 9 pages that evening. On Thursday he took the book to school, and read in the car on the way to and from school, and apparently also read all through aftercare as well. Then today when we got to the beach he lay on his towel opened his bag and pulled out the BOOK.

It is hard to believe it is the same child! 


1 comment:

  1. Kevin and Victoria love to read.... Liam is 13 and has the reading ability of an 8 year old, she he doesn't love it.