I actually feel okay about my comprehension. I have to pay attention and ask questions to confirm my character connections. A little who is who with my daughter. I've also learned I pay attention better if I am doing the reading but when she is reading I follow along as she goes to help me stay focused. These probably don't feel like big struggles and as I write about them I realize I have figured out strategies to help me be a more successful reader.
However, my real struggle that continues each night is my decoding of character specific terms and names. I don't know who many times I can attempt satyr to only have my "parrot" repeat the correct pronunciation in my ear. Each time my helpful "parrot" rescues me I just want to cringe and then I start a grumbling feeling where I might not like this book. However, this book is my youngest daughter's favorite book so I will persevere and overcome my struggles with decoding. Together can overcomes struggles and I need to remember this when student's need a little support and also be a little bit more gentle with those "parrot" reminders.
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