Grace loves to read and what a reader she is! Every morning after calendar time Grace runs over to her word family poster to read words. She chooses a word family ending, sounds it out, and then reads all the words that contain the targeted word family. Grace can read nearly all the words listed on the word family poster seen above. What I am most proud of is that Grace is not memorizing the words but she truly understands the concept of reading --- that the letters represent sounds and that you combine letters to make words. Because of this knowledge, Grace can read a word she has never seen before by sounding it out. Grace loves reading words in her books too.