One child since his childhood has been having issue with comprehending small stories. We were briefed and informed.Yesterday he began with reading a story. He was supposed to read and then share the story in show and tell. In the session he began with reading two page story.
He began with mugging the story.
I asked him to share in his words, he continued to mug, sit for a long time with the book and he was not much moving ahead.
I thought If he will sit for a long time it will work for him – it did not work.
I thought if he does not do other works and only spend time with story , it will work for him – it did not work.
I thought I I sit with and read for him, it will work for him – it did not work for him.
I thought If peers will help him, it will work for him.
Nothing seems to be working. I stooped working for him and started working at myself. I took away all my expectations from him – it worked for him!!!
We together prepared only one paragraph for show and tell. I sat with him and asked him to tell me to describe the pictures – he did. And then he did not mug the story. He shared the story in his own words in show and tell – He has begun his journey. He is discovery himself.