I need some advice... I have a child in my class that is struggling in both reading and writing. Although her reading is approaching grade level (I teach 3rd), she has a lot of difficulty writing sentences. Aside from her spelling, which is very weak, she almost never adds appropriate 'toppings' to the end of her words, such as -s, -ed, -ing, -er, etc... As a result, her sentences rarely make sense. I often go over her work with her, but she doesn't seem to see a problem. When I have her reread her sentences to me, she reads them correctly as if the 'toppings' are there. When I point out her mistake, she usually says "I don't get it." I have also noticed that she sometimes makes the same mistake when reading. She'll say, "The cheetah ran quick than the lion." I have no idea why is doesn't read and write these 'toppings' and I can't figure out how to solve this problem. Suggestions?