By The Understood Team
What does it look like for a kindergartner to read smoothly? This video from founding partner GreatSchools can help improve your understanding of typical reading skills in kindergarten.
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@shveckle: You might speak with your child's pediatrician and classroom teacher about your concerns. They may recommend an evaluation to see what's contributing to his reading issues. Please consider joining us in the Understood Community to share what happens next for him and your family—we're here for you.
My son is in first grade and does not read at all
Also valuable in these clips is the example of good prompting and support offered by the teacher. As a parent, it can be tough to determine the balance between support that appropriately challenges and appropriately supports our kids. The teacher in some of these clips, says just enough to remind or cue up what the child might already know. It is often better to ask a second question than it is to give away the answer in your prompt.
One quick note here that kids read much differently at the start of kindergarten than they will at the end of the year. Also - as is the case with speaking, many children learn to read in bursts. Once they "crack the code" many pieces of information click into place and (ideally) the learning of sounds is generalized to word reading.
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