By GreatSchools Staff
Are your kids reading at grade level? Are there any gaps in their phonics or comprehension? Since learning to read is a long and complex process, some students hit college only to discover their skills aren't where they should be.
How do you know if your children are on track? Our grade-by-grade guidelines give you all the details you need to assess their aptitude:
Phonic fun: Kindergartners link letters to sounds and master their first sight words.
Breakin' it down: First graders learn new ways to sound out words and decode their meanings.
What's the story? Second graders tackle short chapter books and basic research projects.
Tool for exploration: Third graders make the switch from learning to read to reading to learn.
Testing, testing: Fourth graders prepare for state exams by reading passages and answering questions.
Analyze this! Fifth graders learn to identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
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