I’ve read in SMART since 2002. I’ve had two kindergarten children who learned to read before the end of the year — boy, was that exciting! I’ve also had two 2nd grade boys who struggled with reading. One would only read the “Bob” books, which have 2-3 simple words on each page. By the end of the year, he could read words like “cooperated.” The other boy didn’t show much interest in reading until the last few weeks of SMART. I found a “junior spy” book and offered to read him the secret message in a crossword puzzle, but he insisted emphatically that he’d read it. His father sent me a thank you note that said he was reading the spy book to his little brother.