Lily has been reading a simplified version of Pride and Prejudice. I wasn’t sure if she would really be able to follow it, since the reading level is still a little above her and the plot is thick and full of unfamiliar concepts, even at this simplified level. Still she kept plugging along.
She was reading it to Posy in the car on the way home from ballet the other night when she reached the part where Elizabeth dances with Mr. Darcy. She yelled out, “Oh my gosh!!! Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy?!?” and giggled.
I think she gets it!
Molly has been reading up a storm too, lately. She likes for me to ask her how to spell words when we are in the car on the way to school. After acing several simple 3 letter words, I said, “Now this is a harder one, Molly. See if you can figure it out. Grass.”
She worked it out in her head, taking a few seconds to go through the sounds. Then said, “G-R-A-S.”
I told her, “Wow, that was really good! Some words have two of the same letter at the end. Like this one is G-R-A-S-S.”
She threw her hands in the air and yelled, “How am I supposed to know that?”