Reading Instruction Ends at About Third Grade

By fourth grade, students are expected to read to learn, and are no longer taught how to read. What does this mean if your student or child is a struggling reader?

You need to continue direct instruction in teaching reading. Realize, at this point, your child or student will need additional instruction, be it through a resource teacher, or private instruction. There are many good computer programs out there that are systematic and deal with phonics. It will help, if you as a parent or teacher, understand the principles behind teaching reading. (Many teachers who have not taught younger students do not understand teaching reading).