Is it normal for a 7 year old (1G) to be skipping words when reading out loud? A few days ago, when my DD7 was reading one of the Harry Potter books to me, I noticed that she often skips small words like "the", "a", etc, sometimes even short 2, 3 word phrases. Occasionally she also reads wrong words (mostly adjectives) - I think she is guessing instead of reading them. She also reverses some things, for example: instead of reading "Hermione said" she'd read "said Hermione".