Age: 8 years, 3 months and 12 days (to be exact)
Reading style: Prefers to look things up and read about them, rather than read cover-to-cover.
Favorite books: Encyclopedias about animals, insects and dragons, Star Wars dictionaries and match-up books, The War Horse.
Challenges: Struggles with fluency and this has made him reluctant to read chapter books on his own.
Strengths: Loves to be read to. Soaks up facts that he reads, recites them back and inquires beyond what he's read.
Interests: Making up stories and sketching them out on paper. Imagining new species of predators, then drawing diagrams of them. Collecting insects and examining their body parts. Problem solving.
Adventurous side: Camping, watching nature and survival shows on Discovery Channel (including Man vs Wild), and creating imaginary games from natural objects. Collecting dead insects and sticks.