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    Default Hey primary school teachers, help me out

    Asking my kids teacher for feedback is like drawing blood from a stone.

    Here is a sample of his writing. He is in year 1.

    Is this acceptable?
    He has struggled this year (changes schools and transition has been tough) and is doing reading recovery at the moment.

    Any tips?

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    This is, in my humble opinion, at least as good as the best of our Year 1s. Was he copying from the board or constructing his own writing? I wouldn't be worried at all.

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    That's great! Keep reading to him and him reading to you everyday. If he has sight words learn and spell them there are some fun spelling apps. My suggestions are just to boost him even further, not because I think he's struggling!

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    IMO that is very basic and I would expect more than that.

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    Default Hey primary school teachers, help me out

    He is just copying from the green sentence above. So he thinks of a sentence, the reading recovery teacher writes & cuts it up and he needs to put the words in order and copy them.

    His last school focussed a lot on comprehension as well as sight words & take home readers - so they only learnt about 60-70 sight words. Coming to the new school, he was expected to know in excess of 160 already so he is pretty far behind in that respect.

    In between the homework above (done daily) and reading, he is totally over practising sight words. Hopefully we can get some sight word games done during the holidays.
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    Ps thanks for the replies, as I said, communication is not his teacher's strong point.

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    Default Hey primary school teachers, help me out

    If that was in reading recovery with the reading recovery teacher, ok but I would expect way more than that for year 1 during independent work in class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    If that was in reading recovery with the reading recovery teacher, ok but I would expect way more than that for year 1 during independent work in class.
    They do more than that but he is still catching up. Until reading recovery finishes, this is his homework.

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    Default Hey primary school teachers, help me out

    If he's copying from the blue writing then the teacher needs a grammar lesson.

    I think the form of his writing is good. It's hard to judge with reading recovery though because the program is so specific. Ask him to do some free writing eg; a sentence and see how he goes, I think that will be a bit easier to judge.
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