Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Reader Amongst us..

Jayden has been doing the same reading program Morgan's been doing, just a lower level. Jayden has been giving us daily countdowns for just over a week as to how close to Z he was. In fact, I've never seen him as excited to get to school time as he was toady. Anyway, knowing how close he was to moving upward and onward I opted to give him a Bob book to read. I was curious to see how he'd do. He was dismayed at seeing the book, not because he was asked to read it, but because yesterday, when I gave it to him, he wanted to run off and play with electronic devices. So, I did what any mother would do, and I pointed out that he couldn't play said banned device (which isn't suppose to be turned on until later afternoon) until he finished his workboxes. I pointed out the only way he could finish them was to pick up the book and read. So he did. All of it. Very easily. Very proudly. I was left sitting there with my mouth wide open. He flew through the book fast enough that I had to wonder if he'd memorized it at some point.

Don't ask me when i thought he'd done so, because it's been a long time since one of those books was out for actual use. Jayden proceeded to take the book up to Daddy where he read it through twice. Jayden was so proud of himself that he read it to us twice at lunch. That's when I noticed he was actually sounding out some of the words, just quietly in his head. We could just make out his lips moving a few times before he'd say a word.

So today, I pulled out book two in the series. I asked him to read it. He couldn't wait. He was delighted to indulge us again. He's hoping to read it to a few family members, but I suspect I'm going to have to sneak a video of him. He's in a shy phase again..

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