Those with kids at school - how long do they spend doing their home reader every night?
DD is in grade one and is doing really well with reading. She's jumped through the levels this year which is great. But it means that the books she's bringing home for her home readers are quite long. Chapter books - 70 pages or so (not large print) and she has to read them and return in 2 days. This means she's doing an hour of reading every single day to get through them in time. Is this normal for grade one? An hour of home reader a day? She's getting really tired and its putting her off reading altogether. And we're finding it a bit stressful with time pressure too, finding an hour a day to sit and listen to her reader as well as do everything else that needs doing. (that sounds awful - we're quite happy to spend time reading to our kids, and helping with homework, its just that the reader is not leaving us much time for reading other things...)
Does it get any quicker as they go into the older grades or do the books just get longer?