trlt Posted November 12, 2011 Share Posted November 12, 2011 My niece is in public school, grade 1. She just received her first report card and received an 'N' (needs improvement) in one category. Basically the children write sentences or words (not exactly sure on that) but they are not given the proper spelling and they are encouraged (well from what it sounds like they really have no choice) to just write it the way they think it is spelled or the way it sounds. They are then tested on how quickly they can read the words they wrote. My niece received the 'N' for this because she started out reading the words but then she couldn't understand/read what she wrote so she started sounding it out. The teacher told my sister that being able to read what she wrote quickly is more important than math or a reading program (I am assuming that means a proper program). Does this make sense at all? Is this something normal that they do in schools now? I don't understand what a first grader could possibly get out of writing words that are not spelled correctly and then getting graded on reading those incorrect words! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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