We have been aware of Miss S's reading ability for a while now, it started when a letter came through the door and she proceeded to read out what was written on the envelope. Since then each week when Mr C brought his book home from school , I would sit and read it with Miss S. I have also be using his jolly phonics book and practising letter sounds. She isn't quite there when it comes to pronunciation, but she is trying. Her quest to read is going so much better and I managed to get a recording of her reading.
The book was 'Floppy looks after Gran' and is from the Oxford Reading tree collection, level 4 which is building confidence in reading. She recognises the words, but she definitely doesn't have the comprehension for level 4. I am going to invest in a set of book for her so we can start at the beginning.
Seeing Miss S's ability to read has made me excited to see what else she is capable of with a little help. Her school tell me her motor grip is poor, so I want to get her some chubby pencils, plasticine and try and improve her motor skills at home.
Every little helps and the small victories make us all smile