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Anonymous
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Question: How would you handle an assignment like this?

Options:

Yes, I'd make sure the work got done.

No, that is too much and I'd sign it without my child doing the work.

Sometimes I'd cheat, but sometimes I'd make sure the work got done.


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I teach fourth grade and have many subjects to teach: composition, literature, comprehension, math, science, social studies, spelling, geography, language, computers, art, and one or two that aren't coming into my head right now. Since it is crazy hard to fit all of it into the day, and since many kids feel shy about doing it a lot in class, I used to assign a weekly oral reading log. Students had to read out loud at home for an hour a week. This was to work on fluency, confidence, and time management. The reading HAD to be out loud and could be anything they want (comics, bible, magazines, books, etc.)

My question is this: Would you REALLY have your child do that assignment each week, or would you just sign off on it without them doing it?

I don't want to waste paper or my time in creating and grading the logs if parents just cheat. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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km1970
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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If it was an assignment, I would have my child do it. An hour a week, isn't hard to do. That's less than 10 minutes a day, if they did it daily.

AMDS0304
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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We do read a story every night sent home by her special Ed teacher and I have to sign it. If she refuses to read I refuse to sign it,

proudmommy690
by Ruby Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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This.

Quoting km1970:

If it was an assignment, I would have my child do it. An hour a week, isn't hard to do. That's less than 10 minutes a day, if they did it daily.

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lifeisajoy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM

the kiddo would have to do the assignment in order for me to sign

428pm
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I wouldnt sign, I would write the teacher letting her know an hour is unreasonable (depending on the grade)


*edit*

I thought it said an hour a day.

Hour a week is fine.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM
You can't do a poll with two different questions.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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An hour a week is too much? It can be 10 minutes a day, all in one day, or distributed however you want. I'm glad you responded. For your child, how many minutes do you think she could comfortably read out loud each week?

Quoting AMDS0304:

I have a dyslexic child one hour would frustrate her and she would shut down. We do read a story every night sent home by her special Ed teacher and I have to sign it. If she refuses to read I refuse to sign it,


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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by fourth grade, both of my children were reading well enough that they really didn't need to read out loud to me and they preferred to read silently to themselves.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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I'll be honest. I'd probably lie.
Eliots_momma
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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I would do it. If ds didn't read I wouldn't sign.
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