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What about a mentor?
Old 04-21-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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Perhaps they could start by just reading aloud to her. My bet is she has never been read to since her parents do not see the value. They could discuss the story as they read and listen.

Then in time the mentor could bring two copies of a book to introduce to her. They could start with a read aloud. Then they could agree how much they would each read before their next visit. When they met again they could have a book talk.

It would also be great if she could meet adults from different professions that would share with her what they read to be able to do their jobs well. Plus, they could share what they read for pleasure.

You might also try giving her crafts with directions. Paper crafts are easy because the supply list is not expensive. It is very self satisfying to read directions correctly and when you are done you have a product for your efforts. It usually gives kids a sense of pride and accomplishment. Snowflakes, pinwheels, cootie catchers and origami are just a few fun projects my students have enjoyed.
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