Now that Emily is done with all 80 (another got set home) of the dreaded red books at school she is allowed to check out and bring home library books. Well, only one book at a time, but it's a start. Before that, the class would go to the library, but nobody was allowed to check anything out. Apparently, Kindergarteners are not to be trusted with books.
Her teacher told me Emily would now be working on comprehension. For a second I didn't understand. I need to work on comprehension too. Then, I got it. She is actually going to need to remember what she read. Oh this should be fun.
The last time her class went to computer lab, she took a test to see where her reading level was. She did okay, but her teacher said she often just picked the first option when given multiple choice. She had never taken a test before.
Basically, she is supposed to read the book and then will have to take an AR (accelerated reader) quiz on the book. Of course, the teacher is not allowed to help her what so ever with the quiz, not even if she is stuck on a word.
Emily brought home her first book today from the library. She was very proud of herself and I was proud of her too. She sat and read all 32 pages. She did really well and only needed help sounding out "throw". Her teacher told me to make up a multiple choice quiz so she can practice taking tests. A test to test testing. The fun never ends.
After reading "Go Away Dog" once, I made up a quiz about the book. I did the first question with her, but she got the answer right. Then, she read the rest of the test and answered every question correctly.
I was shocked and very impressed. Maybe this won't be as bad as I thought.
After all, reading is supposed to be fun.