Watching your child struggle in school is upsetting. Over the past few years, you might have been told that your child would catch up or that they just needed to focus more. By the time that your child reaches third grade, reading challenges tend to become more evident. At this point, your child may be making poor grades or even complaining about having to go to school. 

The good news is that it is still early enough for your child to benefit from interventions that help to boost their reading fluency and comprehension. Take a moment to think about your child's current academic situation to determine if they exhibit these signs that you need to start a reading comprehension in-home program that puts more control over their progress in your hands.

They Aren't Making Progress With School Tutoring

Many schools offer reading intervention services in the earlier grades that may include things such as working with a special instructor in small groups. They may also try buddy reading with other students and before or after school tutoring. While these services are great and should be helping, you may still be dissatisfied with your child's progress. One of the reasons why some children progress more slowly in these programs is that they need more individualized lessons. Doing the program at home allows your child to work at their personal reading level while benefiting from targeted lessons that take place in a quiet home environment.

They Fail a Standardized Test

Failing a test can lower your child's self-confidence. Depending upon the state laws where you live, not receiving a passing score on a standardized test could even result in your child being recommended to repeat their current grade. Sadly, holding your child back can have a detrimental effect on their self-esteem. It can also create a negative connotation with reading. A reading comprehension home program is designed to help kids meet the normal standards that are commonly set for their age and grade level on most standardized tests.

They Are Falling Behind in Other Subjects

Your child needs to be able to comprehend what they read to do well in other subjects. For instance, science at this age level often requires children to read and write reports about what they learn. Social studies is another area where your child might struggle if they can't comprehend what they read. Working on comprehension at home helps boost your child's understanding when they need to read challenging materials in class.