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    #208445 - 01/06/15 05:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DD15 recently took the SAT and ACT for her application to an early college program. I tried to convince her to take only the ACT because she had done well on a mock ACT given at her school. Although we're still waiting on her ACT scores, she received a perfect SAT score. Her "studying" involved taking 2 practice tests in the living room while her brother was fighting with her dad about piano practice.

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    #208483 - 01/07/15 09:59 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Congratulations to her, Flyingmouse! That's terrific!
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    #208495 - 01/07/15 11:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Flyingmouse]
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    Congratulations to your DD!

    Please let us know how the rest of her college journey goes. smile

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    #208496 - 01/07/15 11:53 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Congratulations to your DD, Flyingmouse! Very impressive!!!

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    #209054 - 01/16/15 06:03 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    DS6's teacher recently tested his read-aloud speed and it's about 190 words per minute. I don't know what she gave him to read, but she knows his abilities, so I imagine it wasn't Frog and Toad. I didn't really know what that number means, but apparently it's pretty high for his age...

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    #209058 - 01/16/15 06:48 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Took DS4 skiing, at the end of the day on the way back, I told him I needed him to help me find the cabriolet. He pointed and said, it's the one with the word "cabriolet" on it. He was right, and I was happy to hear him admit he was reading.

    I know he can read but he has been pretending he can't lately. Weird/sad when your kid who has been picking up books and reading them for ages starts pretending they can't read. Combination of not wanting to grow up and realizing through exposure to other kids that not all 4 year-olds can read and not wanting negative attention. (Thanks parent of peer for calling him a freak in a nasty voice. :-/ Parent rant: why on earth would a parent think that's ok?)

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    #209068 - 01/16/15 08:46 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: ultramarina]
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    Originally Posted By: ultramarina
    DS6's teacher recently tested his read-aloud speed and it's about 190 words per minute. I don't know what she gave him to read, but she knows his abilities, so I imagine it wasn't Frog and Toad. I didn't really know what that number means, but apparently it's pretty high for his age...


    That is extremely high!

    See page four of this document. Note that 190 doesn't even enter the norms until spring of grade 5...at the 90th %ile:

    https://my.vanderbilt.edu/specialeducationinduction/files/2013/07/IA.Reading-CBM.pdf
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    #209088 - 01/16/15 12:32 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yeah, I did a quick Google and saw that it was not really typical 6yo speed! Which didn't surprise me, of course, since I do have him read to me sometimes. The reading is pretty wow on this kid. He does great voices, even.

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    #209092 - 01/16/15 12:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I'll bet in a few years, he'd love reading aloud to younger kids, UM. smile

    DD has that profile, too, and she's always eager to do story times for younger kids. The young children are so appreciative of that fluid ability to do all of the voices and dramatize on the fly!
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    #209111 - 01/16/15 05:41 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    He wants to read to his class now, but his teacher has (IMO, wisely) tried to diplomatically steer him away from that. (They all know he's different, but no need to overemphasize it by having him play teacher, I think.)

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