How to get a five year old to read?

Hi, my 5-year old sister can't read yet, but she must know how by next year, since she will be tested with comprehensions in school. She finds it very tiring to read word by word using phonics, but isn't that the only/proper way to read? She surely can't go memorizing so many words... Do you know of any... show more Hi, my 5-year old sister can't read yet, but she must know how by next year, since she will be tested with comprehensions in school. She finds it very tiring to read word by word using phonics, but isn't that the only/proper way to read? She surely can't go memorizing so many words... Do you know of any way to get a five year old to read and be interested in reading?
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