Kindergartners learn the relationship of letters to sounds and master their first sight words.
First graders learn new ways to sound out words and decode their meanings.
As second graders become more adept at reading, they begin to tackle short chapter books and basic research projects.
In third grade, students shift their focus from learning to read to reading to learn.
Fourth grade reading helps build research and analytical skills.
Fifth graders learn to identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
Middle- and high schoolers interpret, analyze, and discuss more advanced texts. Here are the tools they'll need to succeed.