Are you a parent of an elementary school child looking for reading advice? Is your child reading below grade level and does reading practice leaves you both frustrated and you searching for answers?
Your child is not alone. Did you know that:
- 44 percent of American 4th grade students cannot read fluently, even when they read grade-level stories aloud under supportive testing conditions. (ref. National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Pinnell et al., 1995)
- 50 percent of American adults are unable to read an eighth grade level book (ref. Illiterate America, Jonathan Kozol)
- According to the Journal of American Medical Association, 46% of American adults cannot understand the label on their prescription medicine.
- In a class of 20 students, few if any teachers can find even 5 minutes of time in a day to devote to reading with each student. (ref. The National Center for Education Statistics, NCES Fast Facts, Family Reading)
If the teachers can’t devote the time to read with your child, it is imperative that YOU take charge! Here are tips for reading activities that you can do and reading resources that are available to you. With your knowledge of these and willingness to participate in the process, you child will read beyond grade level (and love reading) in no time.
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