If you followed my story about Maddie, you will remember she struggled in first grade to learn how to read. I tutored her about two times a week, mostly online using Skype. During the spring of first grade she went from level B/2 to level J/18 over a three-month period.
Have you wondered how Maddie is doing as a reader? Did she maintain her gains?
This fall, Maddie is starting third grade. Last week, her mom mentioned that they had started reading a Harry Potter book to Maddie when they were on vacation. Maddie was impatiently waiting for someone to read the next chapter to her, so she started reading it to herself! She stopped by the office today and read a bit of the story to me.
Follow Michele Dufresne on Twitter.