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9th grader with vocabulary, reading skills at 5th grade level


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Parent

Grade Level: High School

Competency: Below Level

My son is a 9th grader who has always made A’s and B’s. We transferred him to a private college prep school and have found his vocabulary, reading and written language skills are way below grade level (5th grade). How do we get started to bring him to grade level and beyond?



Thanks for your inquiry. We’ve helped many students improve their reading comprehension. Our most popular programs for this purpose are Reading Skill Builder and  Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading. The programs help students improve their reading comprehension and develop their ability to make inferences. Both programs are designed for students who read at 5th through 8th grade levels.

Eventually, he will can move on to Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades. It is for students reading at 8th through 11th grade levels.

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