“Reading Instruction” “Guided Reading” “Independent Reading” “Read Aloud” “Reading Interventions” “Struggling Readers” “Reluctant Readers” “Assessment”


When we first meet a reluctant or struggling reader, sometimes our first impulse is to act in service to this reader. We are teachers. We want to help, and we know a great deal about how to do that, after all. So we act on what we know, and sometimes, what we know does help. But all too often, it doesn’t.   All too often, what we know gets in the way of finding out what we need…