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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: schuyler
I highly agree! My mom read to me every day when I was very little. I learned how to read long before I went to school. I didn't go to Kindergarten (it wasn't required back then), so when I started first grade, the teacher had a conference with my mom to get an idea of what level I was, as a first year student. When she found out I hadn't gone to Kindergarten, the teacher was aghast! She claimed that it would be very difficult to get me up to the same reading level as the other first graders. My mother kept trying to tell her that I could read quite well. Not convinced, the teacher pulled me aside and asked me to read at different levels. I read comfortably at the 6th grade level at the age of 6. That same teacher (jokingly) complained to my mother later that it was very difficult to keep me challenged in her first grade class.