If the signs point to a developmental issue, then a lot of growth can occur between now and next fall. I would try to find a summer reading enrichment program, to make sure that your daughter is stimulated in reading as she continues to develop during this time. Twenty to thirty minutes a day in a special program or at home (with you or a tutor) will help enormously, and she may just catch up. If, however, she is the poorest reader in the class and the second grade teachers would find it difficult to accommodate her skill level without sending her out for support, she might fall further and further behind and her self-concept could suffer. If that's the case, then the idea of having her repeat grade one is a possibility, but it would not be my first choice. You may want to ask the second grade teachers to make a prediction, based on your daughter's current level of performance in reading. Good luck.
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