I haven’t video taped Hunter reading in a while so I decided to take a little clip from him reading his 1940’s school textbook earlier today.
His reading is getting better in that he is able to read a lot more words by sight, his speed is improving, and he is getting better at inflection – that is, pausing at the right times, speaking in a “talking” voice when reading words in quotations, etc.
Sometimes I don’t really notice the progress but when I realize that he was still in Bob Books ten months ago, I really do see how much he has grown in this area.
I always knew that I was silly for “worrying” about his reading at age three and four, where he knew lots of words individually but really didn’t have a desire to read books on his own. And here he is now, an independent reader, still growing and not yet perfect but definitely enjoying the journey and definitely going at his own pace, as always.
“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding”
Hunter is 5 years, 3 months old