What if the stories are too hard for my child? (DC)
Amira begins by choosing a story on grade level and will adjust down to an easier level if needed. Amira is designed for all developing readers who can read connected texts (sentences with simple words.) The easiest stories 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.
Do not read the words for your child. Because Amira is AI, she is learning from your child. If you read the words instead, the stories will get harder because Amira will assume the child is reading them. As your child reads to Amira, the stories will level based on their interactions and saved sessions.
During Amira Practice, Amira will provide help on every word if needed. If you'd like to help your child, use these Tips for Reading with Amira.
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 stories are consistently too hard for your child, reach out to us for guidance by clicking the "chat" button (lower right corner.)