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Your third grader and reading

In third grade, students shift their focus from learning to read to reading to learn.

By GreatSchools Staff

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Is your child reading at grade level?

Is your child reading at grade level? Are there any gaps in his 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 child's on track? Our grade-by-grade guidelines give you all the details you need to assess his aptitude.

Comments from readers

"My third grade granddaughter loves books and is an avid reader. But she does not comprehend what she has read, has difficulty retelling a story in sequential order and is not doing well in school in that area. Her teacher has provided a Website that includes short stories followed by questions and vocabulary study. But my granddaughter is not enthusiatic about reading these stories and sticking with the assignment. I continue to insist that she read the stories and complete the reletd excercises. But its a struggle and a challenge. Any suggestions for making this more appealing to her. "
"This book is very interesting. "
"This book is very interesting. "