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Thread: If your oldest child is LG do you usually do the Read-Alouds?

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    Or would you read something else aloud?

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    Hi,
    When writing the week plans, we go on the assumption that the teacher is reading the bulk of the assignments to a Lower Grammar student...any subject, including "read-alouds." Some books are easier for the student to read, depending on how far he is into phonics instruction, but most often they need the daily time with mom (or dad).

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    Sorry my message wasn't very clear. I was asking if your oldest child is in LG would you still do the read-alouds, or are they best used when you have UG or D students with LG students tagging along? To further clarify... would it be better to choose a different read-aloud if your oldest is LG?

    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Oh, thanks for the clarification. I'd say that there isn't a blanket answer for this one. Most of the read-alouds are not highly pictorial in nature, so it would depend on if your student can sit through a chapter or two being read aloud with no pictures. Two Year 2 read alouds (Renaissance Artists Who Inspired the World and Colonial Living*) and one for Year 4 (Harlem Stomp) do have more pictures than the others, if that helps.

    *Colonial Living is heavy on the explanations so you might want to summarize even if you do choose this one.

    Hope this helps more!
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    This helps a TON! Thank you!

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    Just a thought - if you do plan to go through the cycle again, you might want to save some, if not many, of the read alouds for the next go round. When the students get into UG and D, they still enjoy and need to hear reading by their parents and other accomplished readers.
    Janet, wife to 1, mom to 10
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    Definately! Thanks for the heads up.

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