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The school wants to hold back ...

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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 My first grader. She is 6 and excels in everything But reading. She can read but not very well, she is just slow. She is reading 16 words per min. They want her to be at 45 words per min.

I don't know what to do. The school said it was my choice.

 

by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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Fairegirl33
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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I normally would say to take advice of the educators but I find it odd that they want to hold her back if it is only her reading that needs work....

RhondaVeggie
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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I'd probably hold her back. My son is in first grade and can read a good bit faster than that, maybe a little shy of 45 words per minute but not by much, and he goes to the reading specialist for extra help. Once they get in to second grade and on there's a lot more reading to learn stuff so she could quickly fall behind in other things if she can't read well enough.
Mackenzie40
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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I would go forward in this case. Your child is young and often at that age things will suddenly "click".

Tiffanydshives
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM

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Sweets27
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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I wouldn't hold her back. I would make sure to read a lot during the summer.
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Pinkmankie
by Kelly on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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Have you had her eyes checked? My daughter is also in the first grade and progressing normally with her reading. I took her to the eye doctor just for a checkup, no issues to be concerned about, and her vision was terrible. With her glasses, she became a superb reader quickly. Give that a try first.
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mackQuin
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

 In my state they will hold them back in 3rd grade if they are not reading at state level. My daughter is suppose to be reading at 100 wpm, 75 wpm is the state min. for 3rd grade and she can only do 61 in 3rd grade. If we do summer school and try to remedy the deficeny they will pass her on, BUT for current kindergarten students when they enter 3rd grade they will be retained..(we held her back in 1st grade for similar issues..and she will be 11 and in 3rd grade)

I would look into what state standards are for your area. I would do timed drills, and speed reading exercises with her to improve her speed if your state retains due to a reading deficency.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

lovingwifey
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I would move forward and get her into a summer reading type thing.  Good luck!

PeytonNBella
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I would have her eyes checked and look into a reading program if reading is the only issue.

Lostinindy
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I wouldn't hold her back if that is the only issue. With practice she can be reading better.
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