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5th grader who refuses to read?
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I am a first year teacher and I have a child with legitimate dyslexia (doctor diagnosed). He is a sweet kid but refuses to read during DEAR. We have a half-hour of reading every day and he just sits there. His book is way too hard so I pulled him aside and said, "I picked out these books for you because I thought you'd enjoy them. Go through them today during reading." He didn't do it and I asked him twice. He continues to read a book that is way above his level because he doesn't want the other kids to think he is dumb. I'm not sure how to handle this because his mom gave him the book and I also don't want to destroy my relationship with him (he is very defiant and will not listen to you if he does not like you).


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Old 09-05-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Do you have access to an iPad, kindle, or nook? He could read a just right book without anyone knowing what it even is.just a thought...
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Do you have access to any type of audiobook- cd, ipod, even old fashioned tapes? That way he can at least listen to an age-appropriate book.
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I agree, audio books would be great to get him started. You could also have him read to you.
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I agree with the previous posters and e reader ipod/pad, kindle would help a ton.

My district just got this great system the allows kids to read books online. Our state library also offers it. If you have more than one computer in your room you could have a few kids read their just right books online. So he wasn't the only one.

Do you have a way of measuring his just right reading level? Perhaps with documented evidence you could convince mom to try some different books more appropriate for him.


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Old 09-11-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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If you can't do the tech feature, how about graphic novels? They seem cool so that struggling readers are able to save face that way.
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