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Struggling Reader
A struggling reader may not have the ability to
read on grade level. Many struggling readers
do not meet benchmark scores and struggle
with phonemic awareness, letter-sound
recognition and phonological skills. That
means they cannot reproduce the sounds that
the letters make, blend them together and
form words. Reading is a struggle and when
students struggle with reading, they become
reluctant to engage in it.
Books that can help your struggling reader:

BOB books for CVC words by Bobby Lynn

Maslen and John R. Maslen

Animal Phonics Readers by Liza


Step into Reading Mouse Makes Words by

Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook.

Do You Want To Be My Friend? by Eric


Resources for Struggling Readers:

The Reluctant Reader

Does your child love reading or is he a reluctant
reader? A reluctant reader is one who doesnt
like to read, is very hard to motivate and may
fight you all the way.
There are many ways you can get your child
reading if they are reluctant.

Write lunch box notes to your child.

Have him read signs while driving.

Play board games or cards.

Anything to get him reading!

Books on tape are a great way to engage a

reluctant reader as well.

Find out why your reader is reluctant:

Are the books too easy or too hard? Is your
child reading books that interest him? Be
sure your child knows that you think reading
is important.
Scholastic Storia eBooks are a great,
interactive way to engage your reluctant

Resources for Parents of Reluctant Readers:
page/landingpage/storia/shop-ebooks -Bilingual


Building Bridges at Home

Help support your reluctant reader at home. Reluctant readers come in all shapes and sizes.
Some are struggling readers, some are one-track readers and others are just plain reluctant,
unmotivated and lack desire to read. What can you do at home to help your reader? This
brochure has tips and resources to bridge the gap for reluctant readers at home.

The One-Track Reader

The One-Track reader is the one who always

selects the same types of books or books on the
same subject, over and over again. In order to
improve their reading and get them reading
different types of books, students need to be
able to read a variety of books in different
genres and of varying interest. This will
ensure that younger readers move from the
learning to read stage to the reading to
learn stage with ease. Expand on their
interests. For example, if your reader always
reads books on trucks, expand their reading
repertoire by finding books on transportation,
and different genres within that category.
Websites to help engage one-track readers:

Recommended Books for Reluctant

Dr. Seuss books
Captain Underpants series
Junie B. Jones series
Amelia Bedilia series
Beezus and Romona
BOB books
National Geographic non fiction
Skippyjon Jones
Frog and Toad series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Flat Stanley Series
Roald Dahl books
Try different genres, humorous books,
fantasy books, how to books based on an
interest your child has and magazines or
weekly readers.

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