I know you aren’t supposed to compare children. I know, I know, I know!
But I’m so glad that four years ago, I had the foresight to jot down a few notes on the back of the envelopes I made to store each homemade Bob Book game. Most importantly, I wrote down the date when my son Bruce finished reading each book.
Now, four years later, I have a rough idea about what track my daughter Jenna is on. They both finished the same Bob Book at approximately exactly the same age.
Will she be reading Magic Tree House Books in Kindergarten like her brother Bruce? Will she be cranking through Harry Potter at age six? Who knows. What I do know, is that at the moment, Jenna’s reading development is almost identical to her brother’s progress.
Is this related to my teaching strategies? Again, I have no idea. I wish I could tell you.