Friday, February 17, 2012
Chipmunks Reading - 2
When Chipmunk started school he was thrilled to bring a reading pack home with a set of keywords in it ( pink ones) and a book without any words,just with pictures in to look at and discuss with a grown up.
We read regularly together and methodically worked our way through the key words and with a fair amount of help Chipmunk began to recognise some keywords but I had a funny feeling he was not connecting his keywords to the words in his reading book.
After 6 months in reception Chipmunk moved to Year One and I began to become concerned that he was not retaining some of the keywords and yet he was coming home with more new keywords.
This was a worry to me.
The books were getting more complex and lengthy and I had a very bad feeling that Chipmunk was struggling.
In part three... The day I knew I had to do something about Chipmunks reading!