An Email to my Mother-in-Law
Carol, Thanks for the supplies and books you gave to us! Like I've said before, it is difficult to find good beginning reading books.
I think the main thing that holds Isabel back with reading is lack of confidence in herself. If she comes to a word she can't read she feels embarrassed and wants to give up. Out of the books that you gave me I put together a large stack that I know is her level. I told her that once she has read all of them then Joey and I will take, just her, out to IHOP. She is very motivated now and feels very proud of herself each time she finishes a book pretty much without any help from me.
Thanks for being so supportive. I love you.