Reading. For many, reading is something you’ve been doing for as long as you can remember. You learned to walk, you learned to talk, you learned to read.
Unless you didn’t.
Unfortunately, not every child in third grade is ready to read classic authors like Beverly Cleary, Laura Ingalls Wilder or Roald Dahl or excel in other school subjects. In fact, only 39 percent of third graders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are reading at grade level.