Had interim school report for my DS today - teacher says that he must be encouraged (by myself and her) to read modern classics rather than the stuff that he chooses for himself. He's only 6 and a half - I just think it's great he's enjoying reading and I don't want to start pushing him in any particular direction yet. Should I ignore teacher's recommendation (made twice in the space of a dozen line school report), go along with it (how? - what is a modern classic for a 6-7 year old?), or tell teacher that I don't agree? Half term now so I've got over a week to think about it (and would rather think about that than DD's Eleven Plus result.
Try a twin track approach carry on with the fun stuff that DS likes and ask the the teacher to supply a modern classic
that you can start to work on it with DS, in my experience that might mean pages or parts of pages, as you are making a jump rather than a graduated change.
That way you can blame soon to be last year's teacher if the modern classic doesn't work out.
Trying to preserve and enhance the enjoyment of reading at an early age is far more important than careering ahead.