My dd is doing well with her reading. Y1. At home we read more extensively than school books so I am aware there is an element of pushing her above her school ability so to speak. But her school books are not particularly challenging ORT Level 7.
When she approaches a long unknown word, she basically panics. Small words if unknown don't cause problems, just long ones.
If phonetic, I ask her to sound out. But she can't. I think she reads in a whole word way, and she tries to make a word that she does know without really looking at the word. Eg Tethered she wanted to read as teacher.
She has a lazy supply teacher this year so hasn't made much progress in school, plenty at home though.
Is this fear normal progression?
I wondered about the phonics test because if she can't sound out unknown words then this could be a problem.
Nobody is arguing that different tenses have the same meaning and this has turned into quite a silly argument, but to be fair I should have known that was going to happen. The triumph of hope over experience.