Krys - posted on 07/29/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
This year alot has happened for my ten yr old. He unfortunately barely passed the 4th grade but the teacher and I decided it was better that he repeated the 4th grade due to his math and reading...when summer break got here there was no summer school offered and i couldnt afford any tutors...i tried to get info on sylvan but it was like 325 dollars just for the assesment..so anyhow i wasnt even certain wht sorta book a fourth grader should be reading so i just borrowed a book from a friend..( the chronicles of Narnia) it contains 7 books. And three weeks ago decided to take a hour and have him read as much as he could...the first week it seemed that he was doing good although he expressed how much that he hated it and it took him abt a hour and a half to read..the second week he actually got it down to an hour..i am striving in the third week now...i am tryn to prepare him for school and that he can pass the fourth and be at the top of his class.. and be ready for the 5th grade. I am only hoping my pushing isnt too much...i am tryn to get him to see how much he is progressing..i am very proud of him i am unsure if its even 4th grade level..but he is doing it and i am so thrilled. It is a fictional book written by C.S Lewis....and the movie was a great movie but any moms out there that can give me any suggestions i am open to any advice that can help me. The one problem i am having now is that.. after he reads unsure if im asking too soon for him to tell me what he read bc in school the real problem was that, his comprehension level of what they thought he was reading..in my opinion he probaly wasnt reading it.. but, even so now he misses some of the key things..My prayer as time goes by that will also improve.
I cant get the book away from him...and hes interested!!! I am thanking God for it but i just want him to read a level a lil less is that bad ...or should i allow him to continue?