Children are introduced to reading and writing in kindergarten and students are starting phonics. They spend a lot of time in the classroom with books; a large part of every day is devoted to teacher-led storytelling. Young people have a lot of chances of...

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Second-grade students continue to study reading. You may need to do more explicit phonics, review what you learned and practice with new letter-sound patterns. Decoding (i.e. turning letters into speech sounds) should be almost automatic for most children...

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Third-grade students should be able to decode most single and two-syllable words (i.e. turn letters into speech sounds) and increasingly decode multi-syllable words. The overall goal this year is to read (aloud and silently) third – grade texts, suc...

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