JeannineW Posted July 18, 2008 Share Posted July 18, 2008 My dd is just starting 3rd grade. She has been slow to take off with reading. She can read and has a pretty good knowledge of phonics. At times, she can read fluently and easily but the next minute, she is guessing at words and what she is reading makes no sense because she is reading tons of words that aren't there. It's starting to drive me nuts. She is in 3rd grade! I need her to be able to work more independently. I have a 1st grader, who reads almost as well as she does, and a K-4, who is just learning to read, plus an almost 2 yo. I don't have time to sit and read everything with her! If I don't sit and listen to her read and stop her when she makes a mistake, she will just plow on and have no comprehension of what she just read. I don't know what to do! I feel like I need to make it "painful" for her to read sloppily but not so much that she dreads school work and reading. Maybe if I made her wait for "intensive" help (more than just a word or two) until after I'm done with everyone else. She would miss a lot of play time with her siblings and that might motivate her but oh, would it be painful for me. She is a very hysterical child in general. Any ideas? Is this just a phase of learning to read that will pass? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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