I'm very proud of Lil Miss A. Her reading has really taken off! She was tested at the beginning of the year and assigned a reading level of 3.4, meaning 3rd grade, 4th month, so she was supposed to be choosing books at around that level to read for independent reading points (the dreaded "AR," or Accelerated Reading). I introduced her to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book One ("The Bad Beginning"), and she zoomed right through it, tested on it and scored 10 out of 10 on it - and it's a level 6.3!! That's 6th grade, 3rd month! Wow! I'm so impressed. Today she tested on "The Reptile Room," and again, scored 10 out of 10. So not only is she reading fast, she's also comprehending what she reads. It's awesome.
We have a wonderful Title 1 reading specialist in our district, Bettina Dibert. She also happens to be our church council president. She has now helped jump-start two out of our three children in reading.