Though my students are all doing really well with their Genki English software homework, it gets tough at the point I start telling them to read at home.
As there is no one to tell them wether they are right or wrong, and they can not figure it out themselves yet it decreases their confidence and motivation~the last thing we want to happen.
I don't just want to give them a recording with the correct reading, because then they would just listen to this until they know it by heart, instead of really reading the words/texts.
Finally last week I started a model with one class:
I asked THEM to record THEIR READING for me, and send it. If possible every day.
Now~this was just brilliant!!!
One mom wrote:
"I am just amazed at how much my daughter can read with 9 years. I'm looking forward to the future."
Another one wrote:
This style of homework is just perfect for my daughter. I don't have to tell her "do your homework" anymore, she doesn't get irritated if she isn'T sure about something but goes on. She is so happy to see that you are listening the recording so soon after she's send it, and is looking forward to your corrections and questions. In a few days her reading got so fluent. Thank you so much for this great idea.
We are using LINE, an app that is really great for this occasion, as we can make our own group (the parents, the kids and me in this case) and we can video or record right there and send it just as it is.