My youngest DS is in reception and is point blank refusing to learn to read. School have cracked it by making a book out of his favourite cartoon characters and tricking him into liking it. Is your school very traditional?
Tintin has a few things that wouldn't be written now - but DS loves them.. and Asterix. We never seem to have any problem when we write them down in his reading record... We don't put the Beano down as well (although if we did we would be half way through the next reading record book...)
I think it's because it's cartoon format and the others will want to read cartoon format books.
We have a fantastic village library and one in nearest town where you can order any books so no reason why anyone needs to be jealous about people reading/having certain books.
This is just another thing which is pissing me off about this teacher and think I'll have to and DH to parents evening on his own next month as may sit there sobbing or screaming at him (have PND), poor did will scare pants off him.
It seems a very odd thing to say otherwise. I would speak to the teacher again to give them the opportunity to see sense. It can be a gentle conversation along the lines of you doing anything to get your DS interested in reading.
If that doesn't work then I would speak to the head.
He hates Beast Quest, has read a couple of Wimpy Kids, tried Astrosaurs, Biggles, Enid Blyton and Flat Stanley as well as Horrid Henry but Tintin are what he loves and actually picks up without being nagged.
We have the dodgy ones (the really bad ones) and have taken them away and he understands the rights and wrongs of the prejudices in them as we spoke about them when watching the cartoon adaptations.
Yes the teacher is a young man who seems to be about weak. Apparently the top popular cleverest (full of himself) little darling in the class actually makes comments out loud or suggests things and this teacher falls in with what he is saying.
I think this year I am going to end up being 'one of those mums!'
Ah look most of us who are voracious readers got nothing but those godawful readers at school and grabbed everything else within sight at home and in the library. So encourage him with what he is interested in at home. It's a much nicer place to develop a love of reading than sandwiched in between all the distractions in the classroom. While I adored Enid and all the rest I would much rather be a child today the quality of children's books is fantastic.