Anonymous - posted on 01/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter's teacher is requiring 2 book reports a month. In my opinion, this is a great idea. The down side is getting her to finish 2 books. She jumps from one chapter book to another. Between her and her sister's books, they have over 300 chapter books. Her sister is an avid reader and will read for hours if she has time.
To our surprise, we found out at the parent/teacher conference that she reads at a 4th grade reading level in comprehension, fluency, and word recognition. We were surprised because she is so high energy at home that she doesn't sit still long enough to read. I fought with her over the last 2 weeks to finish a book so that she would be able to do one of her book reports. She did finish it and she did a pretty good job with it but she still has 1 more due February 1st. Her school is very focused on reading and other academics - that's why we chose this school. She does very well but tends to be all over the place.
She likes the American Girl series, Fairy Chronicles, and books like this but still stops every 10 min. and has to give us a run down of how much she's read. I just wish she would buckle down and finish a couple chapters so that she can get these books reports completed. Any suggestions on getting her to focus?