I need some help gals! I've read all the previous questions like this that I could find, but I'm still stuck.
My 8 y.o. is in 2nd grade, his teacher is great, but he is not good at reading. All of his grades are suffering because he can't read test questions. (The teacher does read them aloud to the class, but he usually gets behind because he has to sound out each answer to find the one he knows is right. He won't ask her to repeat them once he gets behind either.)
I can't afford Sylvan (and it's an hour & half away) and I have yet to find a decent tutor that doesn't charge a lot.
Mostly he gets bored & it isn't "clicking" yet.
Any ideas for some fun ways to learn reading (games, etc.)?
He needs help with sight words & reading. (He can sound out words well & eventually get the right word, but he has to sound out every word, so he doesn't get much out of stories & such)
Thanks so much!
You need to start with the school admin. Go over the teacher's head and get him some help. While i'm sure his teacher cares, she can't help unless she is properly equipped...also get your son evaluated for a learning disability or even ADD. You can go thru the school to get ALL of this done...and they can even put him in classes to help him thru this. You are your child's ONLY advocate in public school. Press their buttons until you get answers.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
I'm anon :18...work with him at home as much as possible too. But make it fun and rewarding for him.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 1:21 PM on Nov. 12, 2009
Wow I am going through the same problem with my 8 yr. old...for now I have him reading books that he likes and understands and eventually they will get it. I thought about going backwards with him like go as far to first grade stuff but he is not dumb he just don't get it the only thing I can say is be patient and do your best and remind him everyday that he is a smart boy and when he does well in school he can get rewarded for it. Basically just have him read alot of books that he likes. I am sure it is just a phase our kids go through only God knows what we went through growing up...lol Your a good mommy.
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