Hezekiah, age 5. Photo by Tilly
Yesterday I noticed Hezekiah carefully sticking a bookmark in this book (Camp X by Eric Walters). He then told me he had just finished the first couple of pages. I have to admit, I didn't quite believe him. I asked him to read me a bit. He opened the book and proceeded to read the following:
"A twig snapped under my feet and I froze at the sound. How far had the noise travelled? Had I been heard? My heart raced and I held my breath, listening, listening. There was nothing but the sound of crickets softly chirping in the twilight".
The only word he needed help with was "twilight".
I don't anticipate him making it through the whole book, the print is tiny and the book is long, but wow. He's been reading a little less than a year (he began last december). Another plug for Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I find the book boring and tedious, but it's worked seven times over for my children now.
Looks like we'll have to check out the large type books at the library…Hezekiah needs some new reading material.