If my child reads slowly, he can pronounce almost all the words correctly, but he understands almost nothing. If he reads faster, he mispronounces many words but he seems to understand a bit. Which do I go for—accuracy or comprehension?
Accuracy. But let’s backtrack a little. At what stage of reading is your son? Is he reading passages matched to his reading level? If a child is plodding laboriously through text, the text is too d…
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