DS9 is between 3rd and 4th. His spelling is superb. He is able to read very well. His comprehension of reading material is good but I think he could do better. Our state requires a test and he scored 5th-grade level in math and 3rd-grade level in language arts. On the language arts portion, he played a guessing game and finished the entire test very quickly because he did not think it was worth his time. His words.
HE ABSOLUTELY HATES READING. Yes, I have done ALL the hacks, tricks, and traps to raise his interest/love of reading. But this boy will not be a bibliophile. I am at the point of making reading required for a length of time each day. What is a minimum he should be reading to build his stamina and skills for a 3rd or 4th grader? Hopefully, I stated that correctly.
Right now he reads 30 minutes per day 5 days a week and that is pushing the envelope. He refuses chapter books (I read those to him), I have him reading leveled readers that I got from a school or other such books from the library. He is reading end-of-year 4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade leveled nonfiction type readers. (Also, he hates fiction). Where possible, I have him read for one of his subjects, when not possible the leveled reader or something, anything off the book shelf.
It has been so bad getting him to read that I have sat through a video game or two having him read everything out loud to get his reading accomplished.
This reading issue has also made selecting language arts curriculum very difficult. I switched to using Reed Novel Studies and stand alone grammar, poetry, reading lesson books so I could use books that he is somewhat interested in.
We do have some learning issues, DS9 has Dysgraphia, needs to move and is a typical boy. I have addressed this with recess and a mini trampoline. The dysgraphia is slowly being addressed. I also think he is borderline ADD with anxiety issues. I have worked on this for 2 years and this year the anxiety has not appeared. Fingers are crossed!
To wrap up, how much reading time would you suggest?