In What Grade Should My Child Be Reading?

07/21/2020 | By More

age-a-child-should-read Child development isn’t an exact science. Which is why it doesn’t usually make sense to compare your child to his/her peers. Some kids take to reading, writing, and math early on, and others need more time to master these skills. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong just because your child isn’t reading yet.

Let’s look at some common language milestones. If you notice issues or your child is experiencing challenges in and out of the classroom, it might be time to consider getting some additional help.

Common Reading Milestones

Kids learn to read and write one sound at a time. Here are some typical language accomplishments during early childhood:

Kindergarten (ages 4-5): Links letters to sounds and pronouncing simple words. Students may be able to write some letters.

First Grade (ages 6-7): Learns about 100 common words. By mid-first grade, many students can read simple books on their own. They also learn to write the alphabet and sound out words when they’re unable to read them on sight.

Second-Fourth Grades (ages 8-10): By this age, students understand the sounds of all letters and recognize lower versus upper case letters. They begin reading short chapter books and can discuss characters, settings, and storylines. By fourth grade students can also do basic research projects.

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