Back in January, I shared with you the Scaffold Reading Experience. In the past two months, 12 year old “Charlotte” read the famed kungfu novel “Return of the Condor Heroes” using the self -made version with zhuyin on the side, when she’s got time. On the weekend, Charlotte read it aloud to her Chinese tutor, who guided her reading with explanation when needed. The novel has four volumes and I printed out half a volume with zhuyin on the side. After reading such half volume, Charlotte now is able to read the regular novel with much more ease than at the very beginning. She can now read this kungfu novel at the speed of one page per minute, or ~ 500 characters a minute. This is the same speed at which she previously read the Chinese edition of translated English novels. It looks like her Chinese proficiency is up a notch now.