Sevierville retired teacher gives parents reading tips for kids

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – One out of three Tennessee third-graders can read at the level they should, according to Governor Bill Lee’s office. That means the other two students cannot.

“It’s very disheartening for us as parents, and it’s hard to see her go through it,” said Katie Anstett.

Anstett’s nine-year-old daughter, Harper, has always had trouble reading.

Anstett explained, “She can’t really read very well. She can do some very simple words, but once they get past the simple ones she really struggles.”

The Knox County Schools third-grader tried phonics flashcards and still gets extra help, but that’s not helped fully yet.

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