Inspiring Confident Readers Through Personal Learning

Depending on your child’s exposure to reading in pre-school and kindergarten, your child may be way ahead ... or still getting up-so-speed. That’s okay! It’s normal to see kids in 1st grade reading at different skill levels. Whether you want your child to catch up on his or her reading skills or jump ahead with activities that enrich and challenge, our 1st grade reading tutors make learning personal to your child. We assess your child’s needs and create a personal learning plan to help your 1st grader build new skills and thrive.

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Fluency

With 1st grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Read grade-level texts with accuracy and aloud at a natural pace
  • Understand how punctuation impacts fluency

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Phonemic Awareness

With 1st grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Understand the sounds associated with letters of the alphabet
  • Learn how to build words by blending sounds
  • Recognize that new words can be formed by removing sounds from other words (for example, remove the /h/ sound from hat to form a new word: at)

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Vocabulary

With 1st grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Determine the meaning of a word based on its use
  • Sort familiar words into categories based on their meaning (for example, colors, shapes, etc.)
  • Recognize base words and their inflections (for example, cook, cooks, cooked, cooking)
  • Identify the words that make up a contraction
  • Understand compound words
  • Identify common synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Use knowledge of the root of a word to determine its meaning

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Reading Comprehension

With 1st grade reading tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Identify the main concept and supporting details of a text
  • Determine what will happen next in a reading selection
  • Relate experiences in a text with real-life experiences and events
  • Ask meaningful questions in order to understand text
  • Answer questions about a text after reading it
  • And much more based on your child's unique reading needs ...

Explore Reading Comprehension through the grades.