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reading in year1 and 2

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trouble1951 Sun 10-Jul-11 14:06:31

hi can someone help i,am worried that my daughters are being held back in there reading they have been on yellow code books waylands for sometime now my mother as been listin to them reading and she states that the books are to easy for them they finsh them in seconds without any trouble at all i have spoken to there teacher a few times to give them hard books but nothing happens i,am right to be worried about this as my mother say this happen to us when we where at school thank you

activate Sun 10-Jul-11 14:08:12

let them read other stuff then

it's not like they have to read the school books at home - take them to a library and read that instead

speak to the teacher and ask her to listen to them and consider their levels

remember that reading is not about being fluent saying the words - it's about understanding too

trouble1951 Sun 10-Jul-11 15:25:07

they do understand every book thet read and i have loads of other books they read there bedrooms are filled with book that they read also

trouble1951 Sun 10-Jul-11 16:17:06

i don,t think you under stand my point my children read very well no matter what they read i just do,nt understand why there not on harded book from school i have been asking for harded books since christmas but the teacher does not seam to be listen to me should i speak to her again as there friend came to our house and she on a high grade book but she could not read the books my daughters read

rainbowinthesky Sun 10-Jul-11 16:43:12

What books are your dc reading? Activate is right. There is far more to reading than simply decoding words.
I wouldnt worry too much about the level they are on if they are reading their own choices the rest of the time.

swash Sun 10-Jul-11 17:12:24

It is odd that schools do this still - I remember a teacher in the 70s insisting that I finish a certain colour of reading cards before moving on to a higher level. Crazy system. At dd's school, they give them a level but they are allowed to choose from the higher ones if they want to.

But it isn't worth the hassle trouble. Just go to the library and stock up on other new books each week, and read those with your dcs. They will progress fine without school reading books.

AurraSing Sun 10-Jul-11 17:19:51

As the others have said, the teacher isn't just looking for your daughter to be able to read the books, but be able to read it fluently with lots of expression. They will also expect her to predict what will happen, answer comprehension questions and suggest alternative word and phrases. It may be that your DD can do this at home, but may not be as enthusiastic once at school.

I know it is easy to say, but I wouldn't worry about book levels. If she reads the books quickly at home, just encourage her to read a wide range of other books.

mrz Sun 10-Jul-11 17:44:17

Sorry I'm a bit confused ... am I correct two daughters? One in Y1 and one in Y2? Both on yellow band waylands?

trouble1951 Sun 10-Jul-11 18:28:01


clarlce Sun 10-Jul-11 21:42:36

I volunteer as a reading helper in my local primary school. My son is in reception class and is a very capable reader. I experienced the same issues with his spelling cards which were way below his ability level and having spoken with the teacher she started giving him harder work.

Speak to the teacher again as it is not acceptable that your children should be held back for being bright. If nothing changes then you'll have to do what you can at home. The library is great because they can choose from a wide variety of books at different levels. If they are choosing easy books then let them otherwise you'll turn reading into a competition and that will destroy their love of it.

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