My kindergartner is struggling horribly with reading. He has the lowest scores in his class, and is below where he's expected to be at this point.
It's as if one second he does okay, and the next he doesn't know anything. He cries every night that everyone's smarter than him - Sometimes I wonder if there's a learning disability, however he's too young to be tested.. And his teachers aren't overly concerned yet. He does have an aid that works with him daily.. I'm working on building his confidance but as of yet, nothing we've done has helped. He knows how to sound out words, and make each letters sound however I can't seem to get him to actually put those sounds together to make a word, he makes each sound individually.. he just doesn't comprehend how to put them together to make one (or two or three per syllable) sound. Have you struggled with learning to read? What did you do? Or what would you try if it became an issue?