Hello ladies! I'm new to this group and I can't wait to get involved! I have two daughters and love them both with all my heart. They are both 6 and in the first grade. My DD has always done well in school and has always tried to help her sister. My SD is having some issues but I am hoping that we can get them figured out and she can be at the level her sister is. I am 26 and in school myself so things can get pretty crazy around here. Lol.
So I was helping the kids with their homework last night and I noticed something that I didn't want to. My DD is an excellent reader and ever since she went into the "reading help" class she has improved immensely! I'm very proud of her! (Especially considering we are worried about dyslexia with her). When it came to my SD's homework I became concerned. I noticed that she is not reading at near the level she should be. She has a problem with paying attention and slowing down as it is. I know this is part of why her reading level is where it is. She has always been overactive, inpatient, easily distracted, and likes to be the "first one" for everything! Even food! It's terrible! Well she was reading last night, as per her homework, and she is trying to rush through it. I made her slow down and sound out the words. This frustrated her to no end, but she did it. I also noticed that she couldn't recognize words that she should know by now. Simple words, like what, who, when, was, say, etc. I'm concerned and I want to help her out. She is in the same "reading help" class as DD, but so far I have seen no improvement. I don't know what to do.
Is there any way I can get her to slow down, even for every day things at home? I figure if I can get her to slow down and learn patience it might help her out. Also, what would you suggest I do? I was thinking about having her read more at home, but she already has a TON of reading assignments from her teacher Monday through Thursday that turn 10 minutes of homework into an hour.
Any help would be greatly appreciated ladies! I really want to help her out and see her succeed!