ChristineW Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 (edited) Would you ever allow your child to be placed in a lower reading group to boost his confidence and fluency? DS' assessments came in and he is above grade level in reading--enough to qualify for AIM reading (not sure but sounds like gifted program even though the school doesn't do gifted). BUT the teacher wants to keep him in the regular reading program until he's more confident reading out loud. At conference it made sense, he does struggle with reading out loud. He hates it b/c its slower, and this is a kid who wants to do everything fast. He wants to get to the exciting parts so he skips words and makes dumb guesses so he probably scored low rather than high relative to his ability. But a couple mom's whose kids would be in DS' reading group were sharing scores; I didn't share except to say that he's where he needs to be. The difference is HUGE--more than 10 points in DRA level. I don't know what to do? DS tried to read Indian in the Cupboard last week; I don't really know if he understood it but he finished it and could give a basic summary. Do I really want him to be in a class of emergent readers? She says she'll move him up in the middle of the year. I don't doubt that he would struggle a bit in the AIM classroom, but he'd be learning. Shouldn't I start him there? I just don't see him feeling good in a classroom reading "Rick is Sick" and "Sam's Wagon." Am I just being a snob? WWYD? How would you approach this with the teacher? Edited October 4, 2012 by ChristineW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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