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koppenhaverd
parents and reading levels
Tue Jul 9, 2013 17:30
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That's really sad that parents want to know reading levels. I suppose they could use the information well if they are thoughtful. But I have visions of AR and bad school practices (Put that book back. You can't read it. It's not on your level.) becoming well-intentioned parents doing bad school at home. And the kid never getting to just pick books, try them out, read if they feel good or put back if they don't.

I hope you (all) will educate parents about good ways to use any information you share with them.

  • good idea - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 9 16:04
    I like your idea about linking Scholastic to your parent section. I was wondering what I could put there. Last year I had quite a few parents ask how they could find out the reading level of books... more
    • parents and reading levels - koppenhaverd, Tue Jul 9 17:30
      • Re: parents and reading levels - Breanna Hooks, Thu Jul 11 14:35
        I agree that parents with access to reading levels can turn into a bad thing. I stress mostly interest for students. I tell my parents that if their child is interested in the book and can read it... more
      • RE: parents and reading levels - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 20:38
        We stopped doing AR at my school because of this same type of thing. Kids were looking for a dot and not a story to engage them. At first parents were upset about it but after we explained our... more
      • Re: parents and reading levels - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 9 17:53
        I agree with your opinions of AR and reading levels. It is very ironic because some parents seem so concerned about their child's reading and they want to know every way possible to help them, but in ... more
        • Re: Parents and Reading levels - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 14:17
          Karie, I couldn't agree with you more! I think that more will happen at home if a parent actually sits down and reads with their child. If a parent doesn't sit down, then yes a child will get... more
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