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Breanna Hooks
Re: parents and reading levels
Thu Jul 11, 2013 14:35
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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 mostly by themselves then they should let them read it. However, I have some parents who could really benefit from knowing reading levels. I have seen quite a few times them say well they are in second grade, my child needs to start reading chapter books. They put them in chapter books that are WAY too difficult for them.

I see the good and the bad in parents having reading levels of books. I often try to send books home with my students who's parents have trouble with this. Then it takes the guess work out of it.

  • parents and reading levels - koppenhaverd, Tue Jul 9 17:30
    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... more
    • Re: parents and reading levels - Breanna Hooks, Thu Jul 11 14:35
    • 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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