After I substituted in his classroom twice he said,,
"Hey, I think that if you worked with me I could learn how to read."
After 25 years I have never had a child approach me for a specific need like learning to read.
Maybe it was just assumed that I would do it.
Our journey began.
Cleared calendar for two months- an hour every day.
Last week he read his first book. WhhhhOOOO!
Today he both recognized and recorded all of the sounds of the alphabet. He finished by reading his sixth book (and stacking a group of books that were next.)
Tomorrow is a meeting about him. He had a introductory plan with preliminary Special Education intervention.
What he got was a double dose of Phonics
No SPED for this young man. He knew what he needed. He asked. He got it.
Now it is time for him to practice and me to move on.
He was right.
I needed to slow down and help.
He needed to read.
Amazing that he picked me to work with.
Have I told you lately how much I love my life?