2010年5月26日水曜日

poisonous sounds

Meg has got reading homework.

It's called 音読 on-doku.

Reading aloud homework.

Meg is doing it reading ALOUD style.

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A BEAR WHO FOUND A BAG...

I literally flinched the first time she started reading.

I stressed that reading aloud should be a pleasurable experience for the audience.

She knows about this. I read to them every single evening.

But no.... that is reading....

Apparently on-doku is READING.

Her reading chart even has a box for me to tick that she read in a loud voice...

And we read the same story 3-5 times every night.

THE SAME STORY....

I'm losing the battle...

So I have renamed on-doku.

I'm thinking of it as doku-on.

毒音

Poisonous sounds....

5 件のコメント:

Lulu さんのコメント...

But isn`t it great that she is reading herself???


I think a video of her "ALOUD reading" is needed :-)

Oh and I didn`t know you had a fear of bridges. Interesting. You could also teach your friend`s son how to play leap frog!

Vicky さんのコメント...

I hate ondoku to the point that I will let Harry do it only once for each story in the book - they get longer and longer and longer the older they get! And as you say the style of reading is so wooden and weird. If you go to a kokugo sankanbi one day you will see them all sort of chanting the story in the book in unison, really odd and unsettling, and nothing much to do with reading! On the other hand, maybe this is the way they get the kanji into their heads...?

Katrina さんのコメント...

aha welcome to ondoku!
Hana is exactly a year ahead in gr2 and already the stories are now 10 pages or more! its exhausting to listen! and yep, you have to mark how loud they read it, how carefully they read it and how fast they read it. they get plenty of practise for that kanji it seems to work!..i just wish my daughter could read that well in English aswell.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Lulu- the lack of videos is du to my astonishing inability to use my fancy camera. I will give it another whack just for you- and don't worry, a couple more days of READING PRACTISE and the whole family will be able to give you HANA NO MICHI without even opening the book!

Vicky and Katrina- you have no idea how depressing your comments are- you mean this ondoku madness is not a 1st grader peculiarity??? And 10 page stories? @_@ Does reading to poppo-chan count??? ;P

And yeah, in less than a month she has reading in Japanese down pat. If only English would progress at even a 1/4 that speed!

Vicky さんのコメント...

Yes, you can get her to read to Popo chan or even the chickens - it's just a matter of suckering the kid into thinking that will be OK. I usually ask Harry to do it while I'm in the kitchen cooking or something so at least I have something to do. I can NOT sit in a chair with an interested smile on my face while he bellows at me!

I am not sure how much this repetition adds to reading though because Yoshi used to close his book, close his eyes, and recite his to me!!!