Friday, October 24, 2008

Lil Miss A's Reading

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.


Shallowsister said...

Yay! Great! Mister N is impressed and happy she's reading Lemony Snicketsssss. She'll be reading A Song of Ice and Fire and naming her dolls Sansa by spring time!

word verification: kydrovat - Mister N says it's a container for acid waste. I don't think I've ever had a wv that sounds so believable.

PakAmeristanican said...

Greetings from Pakiland! Tell Ms A that it's always exciting when people are enjoying books.

Also, how are things on the renovation front? I take it that's why you haven't had an entry for a week?

Mrs. Mac said...

I just love that name, "Lemony Snicket" .. a few years ago I made up a lemony oven fried chicken recipe and Laura Ann got quite a chuckle when I named it 'Lemony Snicket's Chicken' ... she still enjoys it today. Glad Miss A's reading is improving ... by now, a whole year later, she's probable on to bigger and better stuff :)

wv: dingsau ... the other name choice for our chicken dish ... Lemony won out!