"Assuming there is not a learning or visual disability of some kind, have
you tried the BOB books. They are the best way I have seen to help kids
learn to read. I used them with all three of my kids. They keep the
words to pretty much just three letters at first, and they are all similar
sounding, so they are able to sound them out (i.e. mat, sat, cat, hat).
They are available at the book store in the kids section for around $10-12
for a set, from what I remember:)"
"My daughter is in the first grade and does not dislike reading but
struggles with it. We found out she has vision issues. She cannot see
the words clearly and cannot move her eyes in a smooth manner across the
words. Have her vision checked by a person that specializes in Vision
"My son who is in the 6 grade class is reading at a 4 grade level.when he
read at home with me, he brake up the words and he can read the word, but
when he's in school he is afraid to do so. He's also having some other
problems.His Math and Sci. are very good.Reading and writing is just not
his thing. Now his teacher want to put him in a Special ed class,but I was
thinking of a CTT class. I don't know what to do, please give me an
"My son is 6-1/2 in 1st grade. He does very well in everything except
reading. He loves to read and knows all of his spelling words. when
reading he will say luck instead of look. (He gets 100 in his spelling
tests). Maybe he is too confident."
"i have a child who is reading at a 2nd grade level, is in the 4th grade, and was held back 1 year. he has a reading disorder among other problems. my question is; is there a site or do you know how we can help him with his reading with this disorder?
"This information on struggling for my 1st grader's reading skills were helpful to me. Thank you for the information. I even printed out the six steps listed, so as a parent I won't get frustrated when my son comes up against these struggles. I have tried alot of books, and Scholastic Hooked on Phonics. He needs much improvement, but when it comes to reading to me, he loses interest and so I plan on taking turns reading words, until he gets to know alot more words and LOVES to me!!
"I am having the same problem with my daughter who is in First Grade. I know she gets fustrated and wants to give up. "
"Thank you this was very helpful. My first grader is also having difficulties reading. It can be very frustrating at times. I'm trying to help her as much as I can, and she has improved her reading skills, but seems to be struggling in school."
"I have a 7 year old son who was just held back in school because of reading. I found this infomation very helpful, thank you so much."
"I LIKED YOUR IDEAS; I HAVEN'T TRIED ALL OF THEM AND NOW I WILL. I ENJOYED YOUR ANSWERS. THIS SHOWS WHY YOU ARE A DOCTOR; YOU ARE APPRECIATED FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD AND IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT MY SON ISN'T ALONE AND NEITHER AM I. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!"
"This was helpful my son's been struggling with his reading and I needed some more idea's.I will try them thank you."
"This artice was helpful.
"This sounds like my situation just a few weeks ago. Well, coming from a catholic school that used phonics, grammar, vocabulary and spelling as the backbone to teaching, my soon who was in public school was failing because these were not being used.
I realized that he did not do any phonics and yet the teacher expected him to read. I then changed schools and believe me, he's reading! He doesn't only enjoy story time, but likes to read to me as well and he's doing well in his reading comprehension and phonics tests.
My girls learned to read in school (not public), so this was my hint to knowing the difference in what schools teach. Although I like the overall scope of their liberal teaching, reading must occur for everything else to happen.
Good luck to you and your child."
"My first grader also had difficulty reading and I discovered that her eyes did not focus on the same thing. Have her eyes checked as now my daughter is enjoying reading since we have corrected her peye problem. The solution was a 20 week computer program that trains the eyes to focus and track. "