Friday, March 15, 2013
Savannah never read a chapter book before this year. Somehow she got to six grade and never finished a chapter book. She was a fake reader. She tried reading Scat five times last year. She kept getting lost and restarting. It didn't matter because she didn't get it anyway. Besides, reading gave her a headache.
Talking about second grade she said, "They pulled me out because I couldn't read. I was just below average." In her pullout class, she had to read these little books and little pamplet stories. She just really didn't read though.
Her grandpa started the change. He would read with her. He would help her figure out the words. It started with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. That was the only book she liked.
She came to sixth grade and had to start logging her reading for her Read at Home assignment. At first she just logged what she wanted her goal to be so she had to read that night. Then she found The Hunger Games. She connected to the story and it made her want to read. She finished the series and found other good books to read.
Before she knew what happened, she began to read because she liked it. Now she reads at least an hour each night. Her mom has to make her stop reading. She reads books, understands them, and writes about them. The last book she read she finished in two days. She's an amazing story and the story is just beginning. Great things are ahead for this girl that just became a reader.