mothergooseof4 Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 Ds 10yo has struggled with reading. I taught him with O-G methods and we have gone over phonics so many times I can't stand it nor can he. He is an excellent speller, though a perfectionist and can get frustrated if he doesn't get the words right the first time (he's this way with everything though). He does copywork perfectly. All of that to say, I don't think we are dealing with a LD or vision issue. I think this ds just isn't interested in reading, so he has never gone beyond sounding things out and being ABLE to read, to actually reading. I have tried science books because he loves animals. I have tried multiple boy books...Encyclopedia Brown, Hank the Cowdog, and I even tried Captain Underpants out of desperation. And, yes, I read aloud all of the time. Last night we were at Barnes and Noble and I told him he could pick a book. I tried to direct him to How to Train Your Dragon because I thought he would like it. But no, he wants Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I didn't want my kids to even watch the movie, but they saw it at someone's house. After wondering around the store trying to get him to choose something else, he insisted that this was what he wanted. So, I told him he could have it if he promised to read it. I haven't been able to get him to put it down since. He is on page sixty-something. I am delighted that he is reading and I hope this is what finally convinces him that reading is fun, but how I wish it were something without all of the middle school social junk. Oh well, I will even buy the rest if he actually reads them. Any recommendations for other books that might appeal to him, but not be too hard? He is not ready for a lot of the books that I see in lit. packs for his grade level (4). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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