What if the stories are too hard for my child?
Amira begins by choosing a story on grade level and will adjust down to a Kindergarten level if needed. The Kindergarten story will have words like: "I", "is", "the" and typically short vowel words (examples: cat, jump, us).
If a story turns out to be a struggle for your child, let them do their best to get through it and at least attempt some words. A child can say the sounds they know, name letters they know, or simply say, "I don't know." It is also okay for your child to skip to read words they do know. During Amira Assessment, Amira will give your child the chance to try their best for about one minute, and then save the session.
During Amira Practice, Amira will provide help on every word if needed. If you'd like to help your child, use these tips.
As your child reads to Amira, the stories will level based on their interactions and saved sessions. Remember that it is important for your student to try to figure out words on their own -- this struggle is what builds skills and let's Amira adjust for your child's ability.
If the story seems too easy for your child, encourage them to read the story with good accuracy and expression, and Amira should begin to level up the next selection of stories to their ability. If the story seems far too difficult for your child, notify your child's teacher so that Amira can help re-level the student.
Visit the Tips: Amira Practice support article to learn more.