I think they probably mean words that if they were absent would either mean there was no story other then connective words and names and words that change the story in absence or give emphasis to a certain part of the story or carrictors emotions. I know early ORT books are a bit (!) short on that type of thing but if it were me I would be talking to my FCC about words that would make everything different if the word wasn't there or was changed.
Apologies if you've covered this in your other threads but go into school and talk with her teacher. no, they probably won't agree to her having a different reading scheme to everyone else but they certainly should be able to make targets more tangeable and they need to know the effect this work is having on your DD.
I've tried several times in reception and once in yr one. They still keep giving her the damn things. I can't get anythin done at home it takes forever to get her to do them and if she's even a little bit tired it ends in tears she's going backwards on them now she's just not even trying. Started this thread to find out what was meant by the reading target, found that out thanks to u guys but when I sat down to do it she ended up In tears again. I wrote in the diary last night that dd was hugely upset over doing the books and didn't actually finish reading them but doubt that's gonna change anythin either
To be honest, if schoolbooks were making my daughter weep they'd be out of the house into the road and then I'd go out there in my carpet slippers and stamp on them. The school could hang for all I care.
I'm just so tired I spend all weekend and holidays reading books she's picked getting her confidence up and enjoying books. We have a lovely time and them all the hard work is undone at the sight of B&C again.
She can still remember what happened in books she read weeks ago but can't even remember what the page before was about. I don't understand how she can successfully read rudyard kiplings book-dumpling struggling on four words throughout entire book, and then "forget" a simple word like secret or pirates that's she's known for months. Seriously think it shows how little interest she has in thinking about what she's doing in these books and she's no where near doing her best with them
Write in the reading record that it wasn't clear what you were expected to do. Then write what you did instead, discussed meanings of words or as was said above how much the story would change if a word was changed.
You have not avoided the homework just interpreted it differently
Thank you nevermind I ended up last night writing that we attempted to do as requested but dd became tearful at being made to do the book, so we will continue to work on the target set using books of dd's choice.as I wasn't going to force her to read anymore of the book she was set. Now I'm Just hoping it doesn't land her in trouble