If You Have Questions about Your Child’s Reading - Ask…
12/23/10If you have a child who is receiving “special education” reading instruction, you need information to participate in writing an appropriate IEP. This information could also help when you work with your child
Find what questions to ask and a user-friendly form to record your answers.
Questions about Overall Reading Progress
- Do you need accurate information about your child’s current reading level and what she is able to do?
- Where does she need to improve?
- Is there a difference between reading and understanding?
- What can you and your child’s teacher do to improve weak areas?
- Has your child ever been tested for language and sound awareness?
- Do you know what
strategiesyour child’s teacher is using to help her recognize words and work through difficult sounds?
2. Do you know what your child’s other teachers are doing to meet her reading, writing, spelling needs?
You will also find a form to use when you ask questions about Writing, Spelling, and Testing.
- What impact does my child’s reading ability have on his spelling?
- How is my son’s writing affected by his reading abilities?
- Will my child be able to pass the state’s End-of-Grade test in reading? (Be sure to ask this as some MVRCS students are reading below grade level and their instruction/texts are below grade level. If they are unable to pass the MCAS for their grade level, often times the Administration will require the student be retained - EVEN if the child has had high grades all year. Be very careful with this!)
They also created a simple, easy to use form for Questions Parents Can Ask…About Reading Improvement. We’ve posted these forms on a Parent Resource page on the Fetaweb.com.
Use these questions to help you gather information about your child’s reading skills and progress when you speak to your child’s teacher or education specialist.
If you receive an answer you do not understand, ask to have it explained thoroughly.
Questions to Ask
Find more information here: Reading at Wrightslaw