Ok, so I just passed my last praxis test to be certified to teach grades 1-6 in Maryland. I am also certified in New Jersey but never got the chance to teach there because its so competitive and its all about who you know to get your foot in the door. I did my student teaching in a Kindergarten class but my cooperating teacher was a control freak and did not let go of the reins so I did not get the full teaching experience. I am now a teacher assistant in a second and third grade class so I am getting some experience but I am very nervous bc I will be applying to jobs but if the day comes when I get hired I am very nervous about one thing and could use some advice and tips. How do you teach reading to children and how do you help struggling readers. Also how do you start reading at the beginning of the year.