Cindyz Posted March 7, 2012 Share Posted March 7, 2012 (edited) What do you do when you have read about a topic (in this case the Earth), and after reading, you ask the child to narrate a sentence and they say they can't do it? Some days he can and does, but it's always a struggle. I have had him read it himself, I have read it for him, I've asked him to pretend like he's going to call Grammy and tell her about what he's learned and what would he say? He just says, "I don't know" and "I can't do it". Also I KNOW that it's NOT that he doesn't know. He very well knows, and later can tell anyone who asks all sorts of things that we read about the Earth today, but when it comes to officially narrating after we have read, it's always a struggle like this. It's SO frustrating. He is 7 and we have been working on narrating with WWE and through various topics since he was 5 years old so this is not something new for him, but this "I can't do it" is getting worse lately. He is in first grade but reads at an almost third grade level (tested by a certified teacher). When he does this, it could waste an entire half hour or forty five minute to come up with ONE sentence. There's arguing, there's crying, there's rereading by him, rereading by us, there's example sentences given, there's example topics given. Still he says, "I can't", or right now the newest is "I can't decide". He will have the natural consequence of home work later to finish up all lessons that are not completed during the usual lesson time, and will not have any screen time for the day as well. He knows these are the consequences, because I feel that this is a case of stubbornness. We do not waver with the consequences. He knows what they are ahead of time and we don't give in later. So what do you think? Is it a case of being stubborn? or.... I just don't know what else to do. Thanks! Edited March 7, 2012 by Cindyz Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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