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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      L only seems to read to someone once every couple of weeks and to her actual teacher about once a month. Having said that, we read almost every day at home and the books that she is coming home with are the right level for her so I'm not that bothered. She is progressing quite well, if she wasn't maybe I'd be a bit more concerned.
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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      I have no idea :badparent:

      How do you know how often a teacher hears her read if you're not there to see it? Do you ask who she read to every day? Are you taking your child,s word for it that she's not read to anyone? Or do you ask the teacher?

      I don't bother with the books they send home either. It's always biff chip and flipping kipper, which I hate and she hates. She's not capable of any harder though, so we choose our own books. She likes non-fiction best for some reason.

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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      Quote Originally Posted by Lilybett View Post
      L only seems to read to someone once every couple of weeks and to her actual teacher about once a month. Having said that, we read almost every day at home and the books that she is coming home with are the right level for her so I'm not that bothered. She is progressing quite well, if she wasn't maybe I'd be a bit more concerned.
      We read nearly every day too and she's doing really well - the reason I'm concerned is just that they can't seem to get the level right. It's either too easy or too hard, but it was only through looking back through her reading record book I realised the last time she read to her teacher was in the middle of February.

      Quote Originally Posted by Faith View Post
      How do you know how often a teacher hears her read if you're not there to see it? Do you ask who she read to every day? Are you taking your child,s word for it that she's not read to anyone? Or do you ask the teacher?
      They ask that we always write a comment in the reading record book whenever we've heard her read, and they do the same which is why I know she hasn't read to her teacher for ages. It's not like she hasn't read to an adult at all, but not her actual teacher for 2.5m. She herself tells me very little about school, but I think she's feeling a bit bored and unchallenged - she's really looking forward to going in to year 1, and says she works really hard every day but no-one seems to notice (in specific reference to a couple of boys who have had 'star of the week' twice when they've been the trouble makers all along, and she feels that she works hard all the time). With the reading, yes, I know it's only reception but I do think she could do with being encouraged a bit more, especially as they just don't seem to get the level of the reading books right. We do read different ones at home if they send home something too easy but I don't know how 'acceptable' that is writing in her book about a completely different book not sent home by them.



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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      Reading diary Faith.

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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      In J's reception class they read three times a week, sometimes to the teacher and sometimes to the TA; the teacher sets the books and we get comments in the reading diary, and put them in ourselves if only just to let them know we've read the book. It seems to be enough I think; she's progressed quite well from the beginning of the year

      I agree with ellabella though that they need to be reading books that they are comfortable with, and not just moving up the levels. J very quickly loses her confidence if she's faced constantly with harder and harder things, and it's more important to us that she just enjoys it. In fact the set she is on now I think are a bit easier than the last set, but she really loves the stories and I assume the teacher knows what she's doing. At home we read a mix of similar level, and easier books; she likes series of books that are predictable IYSWIM and again I think it's about familiarity
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      Ask about how they chose the level of book. I don't know about reception as DD was in year one when our system changed. The children chose a book that they think they can read/would like rather than following a set level.

      DD is now in yr 2 and doesn't like the choice of books at school. She has the box set of Roald Dahl at home and a set of Rainbow Fairies books. She tends to take one of those to read.
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      la la la I can't hear you Jelly
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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      At our school they have to read through the levels regardless of where they are at. It's a PITA, more so with DS1 than with DS2 as he was a more competent reader at that age.

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      Doesn't give a *!* Damsel DillyDally
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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      If she's finding books easy/hard, I would just have a go with them when she's reading to you, write it on the reading record thing, and maybe mention it at parents' evening if you feel it's been a bit inconsistent. Is it possible she's being allowed to choose her own book when she's finished? I was a parent-helper for years, and used to check the children had picked a book from the level they were on (the school graded a variety of different books into their own reading scheme, far better, imo, than sticking to ORT and bloody Biff, so there was always a range of type of books, including some non-fiction). Then find books she likes to read at home - I emphasise like rather than buying books from some other wretched reading scheme, which can be very formulaic and dull. Far better she tries to read something she's interested in. Obviously, all of this is my opinion, but I do think rigid adherence at home to levels and schemes makes reading some sort of thing to achieve, instead of a joy.

      /rant over
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      Robbie twice a week . Once with the teacher and once with the teaching assistant !

      Blair manages only once but that seems to depend on if she turns up ( always off sick ) and she can be bothered ! I read with them both every night though .








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      Re: How often do your children read to their teachers, and would this bother you?

      Every day and group reading a couple of times a month. The levels move about a lot and he often goes from difficult to easier then bloody hard but this keeps him on his toes and boosts his confidence.

      A lot of parents just write 'done' in their child's homework books whereas we have a bit of a dialogue going with the teacher (which she probably finds really annoying) but it does mean that when I've said he's struggled with 'th' or 'ch' sounds etc, he is then given a book specifically focusing on digraphs for homework!

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