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Published on Jul 12, 2013
Mason just completed 2nd grade and has had a hard time learning to read. Unless he can catch up, it has already been decided that he will be going into a SPED classroom in the fall. Out of sheer desperation, his mom called and asked if I could evaluate him for PI. She knows that he is bright and does not really feel SPED is the answer.
In this video I ask Mason to read from a book he is somewhat comfortable with - Danny and the Dinosaur (RL 2.2). When he gets stuck on a word it is evident that Mason relies heavily on the picture-clues. Even though he is very familiar with the first pages in this book, Mason makes quite a few errors. As we go along I ask Mason to try reading the book sideways (90 degrees to the right) to see if there is any improvement.
Watch the video and you decide if it makes a difference....
Unfortunately, I ran out of memory in my camera. Had I not, you would have seen, as his mother did, that Mason did even better with the book turned completely upside-down. Next week I will record him reading PI and will post to show progress.