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).