"He is going into 5th grade this fall and in the past four months he has read the complete version of The Hobbit and 16 Redwall books. His confidence is soaring, his vocabulary is increasing '2 score is 40 years.' and he walks around our house with his earbuds in ALL the time."
"We feel like we've opened up doors to a world he was literally closed off from. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt he feels it. You can see the joy on his face as he converses with my husband about books."
"I can not emphasize enough to her how "small" her son's world is at this time. Not being able to read puts a child at great risk. Reading allows children to expose themselves to worlds beyond their own world."
"Way too often people ask me: 'Does he read along with his stories when he is listening to them?' I answer that, 'ear reading IS reading.' ( Thank you Ben Foss)"
Way too often people ask me: "Does he read along with his stories when he is listening to them?" I answer that, "Ear reading IS reading." ( Thank you Ben Foss, author of the Dyslexia Empowerment Plan.) He actually "reads" at a fifth grade reading level and his spelling is at grade level this year as well, but this has come with days and years of tedious one-on-one drill. I'm glad he can "eye" read when he needs to, but I'm overjoyed he is "ear" reading way beyond his grade level and ultimately being exposed to books that will create memories he will cherish for years.
Leslie Z. is a mother in Michigan who is dedicated to homeschooling her kids. She joined Learning Ally via Homeschool Buyers Co-Op.
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