This could be a blessing in disguise. Would the teacher be ok with her sitting somewhere in the back during class time and just reading in English and then writing up summaries as she finished the readings? It would certainly be a variation on captive reading in that she would either suffer through class or suffer through a book of her choosing.
Tatyana L, I'm afraid her reading/writing level is not high enough for that, her English is mainly speaking and oral comprehension. We'll see how the teacher tackles this in the first quarter. (She promised to eventually speak only English in class.)
So I posted that yesterday. About 15 minutes later, my daughter's English teacher sent a message to parents about the first English test she'd handed back that day, reminding parents they needed to help their kids on a regular basis as the results hadn't been good. I asked my daughter to show me the test. Here is her mark:
So my kid is back at school (12yo, grade 7) after over two months of those French summer holidays, and her new English teacher made them take a test in the first week to gauge their level. The test questions corresponded to what the kids learned over the last year but my daughter made a lot of basic mistakes. I just took one month off from learning Italian due to vacation and realized how much you can forget in one month. I want to help my kid get back to her pre-holiday level but above all avoid that happening again. (She had to do a lot of math over the summer because she had a very bad maths teacher last year, and we also made her work on the ml and the ML. We didn't think of English, and frankly, there wasn't time left.)
Any suggestions how we could do that? It's spelling and grammar mainly, her oral comprehension and expression is very decent, if I'm saying so myself. Thanks!
Here's her first-week English homework: decorating the cover page of her copybook:
I just bought a small whiteboard with some colorful dry erase markers, and we have been having fun with that. One suggestion is to use a whiteboard and every day (or week or whatever works for you) write down one sentence on the board. You could go through the list of what she covered last year, and write a sentence that uses that grammar concept, or uses several spelling words. I would think that kind of very light review would remind her of the things she learned in the past. Good luck!
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