Struggling reader – reads paperbacks!

Some months ago I wrote about my struggling reader.  He came to the Bloomfield Learning Centre at the age of 10+ with a reading age of 6.

Well, he crashed into my classroom (with his scooter) after Christmas announcing he had read two books over the holidays – ‘Holes’ and ‘Wonder’.  Amazing! And true!  He has become a reader!  Recently he finished reading ‘Millions’ and has now embarked on the Cherub Series.

Wow!  I am so pleased.

I did a quick assessment and his reading age is now 9.3.  He is 12.3 so he still has some catching up to do but I have every confidence he will –  because he loves to read.

How did this change come about?  Simple:  a systematic phonic programme which teaches graphemes in step-by-step progression, lots of practice at each stage and decodable books that match the reading level at each stage. That’s it.

I am really pleased…

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