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January 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ella continues to read books and take tests at Book Adventure.  I have discovered there is much variation in the list of level zero books I created at the library.  Some of the books contain too many words for Ella to be willing to read in one book.  As a beginning reader, she would be overwhelmed and not want to read an entire book.

The page I’ve created at this site to track Ella’s books is a good resource for finding books that are at the lowest level of level zero.  I spent 30 minutes at the library last week to find five books for Ella to read so using the list here can save a lot of time.

I advocate for parents to teach their children to read, but be warned, it can be frustrating!  I know I’ve mentioned this before, but even as Ella improves new frustrations present themselves.  The biggest one is watching Ella make mistakes on phonograms that she has known for months.  The frustration is definitely something for me to overcome because Ella is doing great and the mistakes she makes are part of the path to fluency.  I try to remember that in six months or so she will be reading with many many words no longer sounded out.  And she will barely be five by then.

Anyone else ever experience that it is much tougher to be patient with  your own children vs. other children?

The last book Ella read was Bark, George!.  This was her favorite book so far.  It was very funny.  The plan was for her to only read a couple of pages because she had already read a book earlier that day.  Once she got started and enjoyed the book, she finished reading it.  I was very happy to see that.  Definitely need Ella to enjoy reading.

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